Matter in Motion
Semiconductor, 2008, 5'41''

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The Universe is at once in a constant state of integration and disintegration. In searching for an understanding of the material world around us, Semiconductor have restructured the city of Milan. Displaying attributes more familiar to the molecular world its cityscapes have started to take on natural properties that reveal a city in pieces and where generative forms are in perpetual transformation.
'Matter in Motion' is a series of vignettes which originated as photographic panoramas taken around Milan. In each setting field recordings have been made and used to directly reconstruct the fabric of the city, introducing a temporal and spatial allusion.

'Give me matter and motion and I will construct the universe' - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

  • Date: 2008
  • Length: 5'41''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: (experimental) documentary (artwork genre), poetry, animation
  • Keywords: computer graphics, representation, science, urban space