8 minutes 20 seconds | prints and videos
part of the ongoing 8min20sec project
The ongoing FL@33 project '8 min 20 sec' started as a concept in 2002 when we first started to record appropriate digital video footage. The first printed sequences were however not produced until 2004 when five of them were exhibited at the first FL@33 (and Stereohype) solo show in Paris that took place between December 2004–January 2005 at the Zotoprod space. The series of photographic artworks were exhibited together with a first '8min20sec' video that was created especially for the Paris exhibition and was shown there on a plasma screen at the time. The '8min20sec' concept is based on capturing the city (in this case Paris) in video sequences of 8 minutes and 20 seconds (= 500 seconds). Each sequence was then reduced to 1 frame per second. The resulting prints are based on the individual collections of 500 frames (each) and are positioned within square compositions (40x40cm and 90x90cm each). The first five limited edition prints on matt photographic paper are available at stereohype.com – graphic art and fashion boutique.
videos 2004 and 2009
The first animated version from 2004 created for the FL@33 solo show in Paris did not include any soundtrack.
In 2009 however a revised high-definition widescreen version was created and a soundtrack was composed and performed especially for this latest version of the video by the amazing Mercury Quartet in London. PLEASE NOTE: The sound starts slowly after 1 minute 29 seconds and on double-click you can watch the video in full screen (double-click again to exit fullscreen mode).
8min20sec (2009) will be screened on Friday, 6th November, 2009, in London's Transport Museum (LTM) as part of a D-Fuse curated evening entitled Urban vs Suburban. See a preview here via our Vimeo channel: 8min20sec (2009 version) PLEASE NOTE: The sound starts slowly after 1 minute 29 seconds and on double-click you can watch the video in full screen (double-click again to exit fullscreen mode).
The original DV footage for the video was recorded in Paris at the Place Charles de Gaulle (aka Place de l'Étoile) from the top of the Arc de Triomphe that offers a bird’s-eye view to the exceptionally busy roundabout below in which the Arc stands.
8min20sec (2009) on the big screen
The 2009 version with the new soundtrack was screened on Friday, 6th November, 2009, in London's Transport Museum (LTM) as part of a D-Fuse curated evening entitled Urban vs Suburban.
LTM website (ltmuseum.co.uk) excerpt:
Suburban Nights: A new programme of Friday Lates
Friday Lates start at 18.45 and go on until 22.00.
Sounds of the Suburbs
Friday 6 November 2009
Tune in to a multi-sensory journey of light, image, colour and sound with D-Fuse, Labmeta, *Spark and Electrovision and their collaborative set - Urban vs suburban with VJing, audio visual performance and screenings complete with silent disco. Check out Designated Area artist Andy Morgan's live illustration of a classic cityscape with a suburban twist.
Cocktail du soir: Decks and tonic.