"The New Twitch" is a video experience portraying our minds in a digital process, as our environment becomes a new graphic interface.
What would our environment look like if our minds adopted some of the context of an interface? It would become quick, dizzy, unearthly and without context, like San Brakhage's "Dog Star Man," but with much more of a modern, computer-like twitch.
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The introduction to "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" makes reference to film art like Brakhage's, and in a way updates it by employing the style in a new context such as this popular movie.
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In my own art career, I find myself itching to update old trends, whether that means responding to Meret Oppenheim's "Object" a century later or updating Marie Menken's "A Glimpse from the Garden" using new media.
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|My "Fuzzy Cups" teaset, a response to Meret Oppenheim's "Object"|
"The New Twitch" is my update to Marie Menken's film "A Glimpse of the Garden" in which the filmmaker attempts to imitate an insect's experience of flying through a garden using a camera suspended from a fishing pole.
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In effect, with "The New Twitch," I aim to make no sacrifices for watchability, and in fact do not expect the video's viewers to be able to "stay tuned" for the whole length of the experience. My goal is to make a statement about new media, using new media, in response to Marshall McLuhan's sentiment that "All media work us over completely."
"The New Twitch" is a metaphorical walk through the garden with our new insect minds.
The soundtrack for "The New Twitch" is the original work "Wobble Games" by Evan Conway.