THE CENTRAL CITY.... bySTANZA.. (Version 2001)
This is the work of Stanza, an interactive art and text piece with embedded sounds, made for the internet.
There are now over 30 areas of the Central City, and each area has lots of things within each section so chances are you won't find everything. (IN TOTAL OVER 200 MOVIES some movies can only be found by clicking through areas) These areas are:- universa constructor videotron megalopotron univercity smallworlds textourama elevator maputor proser city central citoxity fostexity textus sounder randomizer cuboid matrixity advercity fibrinet.
The Central City area an organic networks of grids diagrams relationships. The juxtaposition of urban sounds and sights. Towers, maps, the sounds of the city, an audio visual city experience. Images from computer based drawings and sounds of London. Themes or motifs that occur within the context of this work include: Networks of information technology contrasted with organic networks and city networks as grids.
This "city" is a visual collage reflecting on the themes within our urban consciousness. Forms are related to cellular structures of nature. This is contrasted with man made structures, as well as patterns and forms of urban design. The project is about the relationship to the audio visual world of the city and its structure.The project is a reservoir of collage, text, computer graphics, stills, video and sampled sounds and will form a composite, a conundrum, a view of our city experience at the end of the twentieth century. The city itself is always changing it is always in flux. The space is for dreaming, thinking meditating and transience.
In some ares city cells mutate and grow move around the screen and birth new spaces. The music SOUNDER features a streaming audio cd player which plays 30 mins of industrial ambient music, streaming into your home. A VIDEO AREA called videotron plays video artitextures built into a video wall. Motifs of urban design deconstructed and repeated in a grid. A series of videos shot in london and continually edited and reprocessed to form isolated fragments of our city experience. From the video "Artitextures."