Passing Through entails a linear nocturnal amble that juxtaposes still images with sounds of movement, unpopulated city locations with overheard conversations from the self same empty spaces. Through the juxtapositions of media there is a social critique of societal norms –whether of an institutional nature or pertaining to individual dis/engagement– while simultaneously celebrating the beauty of both the natural and man-made environment. Passing Through is best experienced with headphones....
Passing Through has 22 color images, many of which are accompanied by texts which appear to be written in real time using my own hand writing. Each image has an area that gently glows when the user mouses over it, indicating the link to move on to the next scene. The sounds were processed to create an atmosphere that is at once ambient and also unreal. The images are all from Seattle, WA, with accompanying texts which I overheard in the streets of Seattle, Chicago, and Providence. Images, code (AS3), sound design by Alexander Mouton.
- Year Created: 2011
- Submitted to ArtBase: Monday Jun 25th, 2012
- Original Url: http://unseenproductions.net/passingThrough.html
- Alexander Mouton, primary creator
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As an artist, I explore the potential that new technology has for bringing visual and sound arts together for interactive and immersive works both online and in physical spaces. My processes include net art, interactive video installations, multimedia performances, and artists' books, many of which are in collections internationally, including MoMA NYC and the Getty Research Institute, LA. My time-based media has been exhibited at SFcamerawork, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, Flash & Thunder 2010, chico.art.net, Fylkingen Hz Journal #9, SpringgunPress issue 5, and the Electro-Fringe Festival among international venues. A focus in all of my productions is to create works that integrate emotion and intellect through the investigation of themes such as consciousness, perception, and imagination, as well as the relations between people, social/environmental issues, and technology.