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Jan Willem Deiman

Unillumined Corridors video installation, NL, 2008

Unillumined Corridors is an abstract piece that can be seen both as a generative installation and as an abstract film. The piece is neither completely random, nor based on a completely fixed design. Different grids are combined to create compositions. However, the system has been made in a way that these compositions will never exactly repeat themselves and that there will be room for deviated pictures. The soundtrack is not a direct translation of the video or data but is based on field-recordings and a quote by Roger Scruton. The soundtrack exceeds the feeling of purely a system and creates a more filmic relation between image and sound. By a literally endless alternation of horizontal and vertical lines one experiences an atmospheric feeling of strongly changing scales that refers to textures and urban landscapes.