The SPEED SHOW exhibition format: Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and live pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted.
Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)
A remix of Phil Morton’s 1974 experimental video “Colorful Colorado.” In his original work Phil Morton took footage of a drive he made in the Colorado Rockies and used video synthesizers to process it into a barely recognizable landscape of rainbow-fied video scan lines. In his remix Rick takes the original video’s colors and gray values and reprocesses them using 3D animation software to create a spinning digitized landscape. This is the newest in an ongoing series of short experimental film works about the Colorado landscape where Rick spent 20 years of his life.
Pinwheels, beach balls, hourglasses, render bars and a red horse running. In this digital age the one thing that no one can overcome, is the “loading screen.” A visual feedback from whatever application we are running is telling us that it is doing something, so we know that we are not completely wasting our time.