Transits by Ursula Damm
Generative video uses footage of city viewpoints yet regains the traces of people and transport moving by - the effect is reminiscent of Marcel Dulchamp’s “Nude Decending a Staircase”. Embedded below is a segment from the film:
Transit is a video installation that was produced for the exhibition place of sensing House of Electronic Arts Basel.
The installation uses static video recordings of Aeschenplatz in Basel to record traces of passersby on an urban transportation hub and make visible in their characteristics. , A newly developed software (Author: Martin Schneider) understands the entire video frame than neural feature map (Kohonen map). Each pixel of the video image is stored and subsequently using special algorithms “remembers” or processed. On the one hand we wanted long lingering elements into the picture enroll, on the other hand has this vision and its own dynamics: colors attract and movements pushing pixels in the detected direction.
The work is by Ursula Damm, and you can find more info at her site here