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October 30, 2011 9:30 AM   Subscribe

Wanwanlink weaves together a sequence of motion in realtime, using fragments of archival footages that are being collected daily. When a human figure appears on the screen, the sound is deliberately distorted into a slow 'wan wan.' This project, with a theme linking to classification and dependency, shall continue to be developed for a very long time. (Footages featured on this website belong to the public domain. Clips were downloaded from http://www.archive.org/).
posted by bonsai forest (14 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wan wannle la laa. BzzzZZZzz.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:43 AM on October 30, 2011


Peanuts noir.
posted by stbalbach at 9:50 AM on October 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


shall continue to be developed for a very long time.
Good god, I hope not.
posted by Ideefixe at 10:14 AM on October 30, 2011


I love it. Wish it was presented with less context though so I could pretend I was in a William Gibson novel.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 10:25 AM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


This annoys the hell out of me. I'm obviously missing something, because for the past hour, nothing has happened apart from some static and crackling sounds. I've refreshed the page a number of times, the same thing happens. It's just static and crackling. Is that it? Is that what kids for for entertainment these days, a constant loop of static and crackling?

What additionally annoys me is the thought that some developers have spent time creating something that I would probably enjoy, but they have failed to allow me to access it. And because there's no context, I'm left feeling confused and alienated.
posted by The Discredited Ape at 10:46 AM on October 30, 2011


Apologies The Discredited Ape. Going back to the source, I see the probable cause for your frustration, and I post it now for others experiencing similar difficulties: (To view this page as intended, please install Flash Player 10.3 or later.)
posted by bonsai forest at 11:05 AM on October 30, 2011


I have v. 11.0.1.152, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'm seeing a Flash movie, it just happens that the Flash movie consists entirely of flickering on-screen static and crackling noises, and has done for the past two hours.
posted by The Discredited Ape at 11:35 AM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't have any trouble seeing a blurred black and white movie with the voices replaced with "Blah Blah Blah".
posted by demiurge at 11:48 AM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think I'm missing the appeal, here. Or else it's working really well at challenging my expectations around classification. I did find it a bit jarring when other non-vocal audio (eg background music) wasn't distorted in between bits of vocal audio being dubbed in by the adults in a Charlie Brown cartoon.
posted by rmd1023 at 11:51 AM on October 30, 2011


It's an automatic scene generator for a David Lynch film...
posted by smcdow at 12:31 PM on October 30, 2011


So, bonsai forest, this is a link to your own site?
posted by fredludd at 12:47 PM on October 30, 2011


No, zero connection.
posted by bonsai forest at 1:14 PM on October 30, 2011


This is my new favorite thing.
posted by Kattullus at 2:09 PM on October 30, 2011


Yeah I like it but would be better with more curated film clips with less dialogue in it.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:04 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


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