Cycles of Confusion (CC) is a DVD-ROM, an interactive multimedia installation and a series of digital images that utilize computer technologies and programming to combine sound, video, and interactive design. The title of CC references the photographic phenomena of light clusters traveling through a small opening and projecting small circular points of light on a surface. These luminous points are defined as circles of confusion. As a photographer I have always been interested and fascinated by this optical phenomenon that is responsible for the creation of images within the eye/brain, the photographic lense/film and the projected video image. By shooting video footage representing circular, still and moving images and spaces, I now intend to create an artwork that references circles of confusion. The optical phenomena is the pretext and the starting point for the creation of a multimedia landscape in which circular animated shapes will congeal, intersect and rapidly alternate. The piece will construct a visual and sonic space to absorb and envelope viewers. It will be colored by a vivid sense of animation and turmoil. Loud sound and chaotic images will be juxtaposed with silence and stillness to create dichotomies that both clash or blend. The projected video image will become a revolving caldron of reality fragments to suggest metaphoric cycles of life, growth and decay.
- Roberto Bocci
Roberto Bocci has an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and an MFA in Painting and Photography from The University at Albany (SUNYA), Albany, NY. He currently teaches Digital Arts and Photography at Georgetown University.
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