Max/MSP/Jitter video installation for Brooklyn Designs
Max/MSP/Jitter video installation for Brooklyn Designs.
Imprint/Graph is a custom video installation that generates image composites as moving images, from five sets of custom operators conceived from reducing early television test patterns to their most basic elements.
Five operator types generate all video output:
— Graph (x2)
— Mask (x2)
— Blend (x2)
— Video (x2)
— Text (x4)
Two controllers allow for live performance and collaboration:
— 2D Control
With the above, the custom software generates non-repeating permutations of moving images ranging from pure vector monochrome to kinetic typography to live video composites and hybrids. The addition of MIDI as input for the controllers allowed for collaboration with live music production software and hardware, yielding highly responsive visualizations of any audio that followed a clocked signal.
Other iterations in progress take as input a more variable and unpredictable analog signal such as control voltage in modular synthesizers, freeing the moving image from a metronomic clock, yielding unexpected rhythms and syncopation. Furthermore, the patch adapts to source analog noise as found in nature versus digital as was used in the first version to manipulate the graph operators.
Concept, design, and Max/MSP/Jitter programming by Andrew Chee.
Assets available on Are.na.