Explosion

​Director, Programmer

Alan Kwan



Duration:

6m50s

 

Synopsis:

There are 3 explosion footages in extreme slow motion. Using Max/MSP/Jitter, I created the effect of 2 explosion clouds of different colors merging to form a black one. I imagine myself doing what the capitalists do  to act as a manipulator and design images whereby real meanings and nature of things are distorted. Ironically, with the music (Dream by John Cage) and color, the explosion, originally a lethal and terrible thing, becomes poetry or a painting with spreading ink. I have also removed the context: everything except the explosion clouds has been deleted from the scene.I substitute the pleasure of seeing for the contemplation on the horror of violence. But isnt that what advertising does?



Exhibitions: 


- International Video Art Festival Camaguey

(Camaguey)


Computational Thinking in Existing Art Forms (Hong Kong)