Hypnotic Tesselations
March 22, 2011 6:18 PM   Subscribe

Topologies is an audiovisual work led by artist Quayola in collaboration with software artist Mauritius Seeger and musician Matthias Kispert, in which high-resolution photographs of Velazquez' Las Meninas and Tiepolo's L’ Immacolata Concezione are reduced to triangular meshes and transformed by sound, made into hypnotic ambient works: Excerpt I (Velazquez) | Excerpt II (Tiepolo).

I recommend viewing the videos in full-screen mode.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (4 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, these look great! No criticism of the post at all, but this is one of those very rare times when I've felt that I just couldn't project myself fully into something through the screen. Would love to get there in person. Excellent music too.
posted by facetious at 6:36 PM on March 22, 2011

These are surprisingly accurate depictions of what it is like to be eaten by a simplicial complex.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:03 PM on March 22, 2011

Blazecock, those are beautiful.
posted by artof.mulata at 1:59 AM on March 23, 2011

I like the way they used realistic lighting and shadows to make images that are abstract and intensely physical at the same time. I can sort of see how they transformed the original artworks into the triangulations, but I can't tell where the motion comes from.
posted by moonmilk at 8:09 AM on March 23, 2011

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