Andrew McWilliams

Existential (2013)

Medium: Video
  • CultureHub, New York, 2013
  • The Wassaic Project, New York, 2015
  • Currents New Media, New Mexico, 2015

Existential is an exploration into our relationship with our daily surroundings in built-up urban environments. How is it that the waves of human activity around us so often lead to a sense of greater isolation? How do we react to this paradox, consciously and unconsciously, as we navigate public space?

This piece was created using the experimental cinematic technique of DepthKit - an approach in which recorded depth information is mixed with color and sound. However, for this piece a new color layer was applied in post-processing, to dislocate the swarms of pixels from each other despite their theoretical close proximity.

This piece was made with the support of Eyebeam, the Volumetric Society and CultureHub New York.

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