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November 8, 2010 4:52 PM   Subscribe

LoopLoop: "Using animation, sounds warping and time shifts this video runs forwards and backwards looking for forgotten details, mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind." Viewing in full-screen may require dramamine. [SLVimeo]
posted by bayani (22 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
First reaction: "Hey, that almost looks like its parallax scro..."
Second Reaction: "...I don't feel good."
posted by griphus at 4:59 PM on November 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


I like the nod to the parallelism at the beginning and end, but I kind of wish we could just collectively decide to drop the tape metaphor for memory. It's more reductive than it is enlightening, and it feels a little too easy here, even though the editing is pretty cool.

In any case, the parallax effect is totally awesome.
posted by invitapriore at 5:03 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


"I like the nod to the parallelism of the mind and memory," that first sentence should read.
posted by invitapriore at 5:04 PM on November 8, 2010


This is really really nauseating.
posted by azarbayejani at 5:12 PM on November 8, 2010


Check out the oldskool 1981 version, between 0:48-0:51.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:28 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


but I kind of wish we could just collectively decide to drop the tape metaphor for memory. It's more reductive than it is enlightening

Yeah, but perhaps this (LoopLoop) is the artist's representation of the way he himself experiences memory. I thought this was interesting and intriguing.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:09 PM on November 8, 2010


Yeah, I can't watch this. I feel dizzy.
posted by zardoz at 6:23 PM on November 8, 2010


What a bunch of pantywaists. I found it riveting, which for video art, is saying a hell of a lot. Best part is figuring out how the trick was done.
posted by fungible at 6:24 PM on November 8, 2010


(Since when did we start streaming Vimeo in-browser here on Metafilter?)
posted by jabberjaw at 6:31 PM on November 8, 2010


mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind. --- Whose?
posted by crunchland at 6:53 PM on November 8, 2010


"mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind. --- Whose?"

It caught my 15-minute search for my car keys last night just perfectly.
posted by Mike D at 7:11 PM on November 8, 2010


I needed visine more than dramamine, as I didn't blink for fear of missing something
posted by Redhush at 7:14 PM on November 8, 2010


I watched it full screen. And I thought:

This is the dream when I'm at home watching TV and the TV is a window on a subway car. And I'm traveling on the subway car but I'm at home in a chair watching the TV which is a window on a subway car and I'm traveling on a subway but I'm at home.

And I like it. A lot.

Gonna watch it again. Unless I'm still watching it. In which case I'll be in it twice. Unless I was watching it a whole lot. And so I'm not sure where or when I am.

Or...

We still don't want to talk to Stephen Hawking...

Help!
posted by Splunge at 7:19 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


jabberjaw: "(Since when did we start streaming Vimeo in-browser here on Metafilter?"

Since this?
posted by Splunge at 7:28 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's gonna rainIt's gonna rainIt's gonna rainIt's gonna rainIt's gonna rain
It's gonna rain It's gonna rain It's gonna rain It's gonna rain It's gonna rain
&c.
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 7:30 PM on November 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, I thought that was exquisite.
posted by nonreflectiveobject at 7:37 PM on November 8, 2010


Hmm...my mind does not work this way but it is very pretty.

Also, how does he do that? Kudos, Monsieur Bergeron!
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 7:43 PM on November 8, 2010


the tape metaphor for memory

I prefer to think that memory recollection is like selecting a chapter on a DVD rather than rewinding tape on a reel. Unfortunately, if someone ever made a DVD of my own personal memory, it'd have a really really boring Behind-The-Scenes Special Features section. And most of it would need subtitles due to incomprehensible audio.
posted by bayani at 7:50 PM on November 8, 2010


More like choosing a fragment of a 4 dimensional recording, a hologram that has time as well as space.

The rose exists even in fragments of the whole. It has existed, it will exist and it one day will not exist. Potential for existing is as real as no longer existing. But then timespace is not an arrow but a block of everything. But not a block, a matrix. Where everything that might be, is. And even that which is not, or cannot be, is. Hasn't been, will never be.

To know time is to know matter and be blinded by being. Too much is not now or then. But forever.

And I still can't find my car keys.

Or can I?
posted by Splunge at 8:48 PM on November 8, 2010


To know time is to know matter and be blinded by being. Too much is not now or then. But forever.

So what exactly happened to the Androsynth?
posted by lumensimus at 9:49 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


tape matephor for memory
The tape metaphor seems to have come about because it was a convenient and familiar comparison at the time, but, as bayani's comment indicates, we're already finding new ways to update the metaphor. I'd just like to see a popular metaphor that includes all the revising and filling in that we do as we review memory.

So what exactly happened to the Androsynth?
They were not *HAPPY CAMPERS*.
posted by Avelwood at 11:03 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wonderfully voyeuristic, artistically beautiful and thought provoking. A terribly fantastic find.
posted by ~Sushma~ at 5:55 PM on November 9, 2010


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