Digestion and Badlands
Don Ritter Performances in Budapest, December 4, 2005; Intro Festival MillinenÃ¡ris Park, Budapest, Hungary.
Influenced by early 20th Century experimental animation, Digestion presents organic imagery–originating as boiling water–that is interactively transformed into a series of mechanical movements with synchronized sound emanating from the imagery. Using a pair of networked computers, viewers are presented with a hypnotic experience of multi-channel imagery that is controlled by sound. The seemingly unpredictable nature of the work provides an internal interactivity which can be observed by an audience, but not controlled.
Badlands: Processed imagery of the Canadian Badlands are controlled and manipulated by live music. One or two networked computers use a musical analysis of live music to control clip selection, tempo and cinematic features of the video.