VIA: Variable Image Abstractor

In terms of visual memory, images float within our mind; juxtaposing, overlapping, replacing one another. VIA: Variable Image Abstractor externalizes these visions into a new kind of time based visual experience. VIA can produce fragments of reality, total abstraction, or a mix of the two. Sometimes Impressionistic, other times Cubist or Expressionistic, I like to think of the resulting imagery as a visual representation of thought.

In searching for new ways to present several images simultaneously, I began thinking about automating a structured, yet random process of image transformation. Programming in BASIC for the Macintosh platform, I developed VIA; a new stream-of-consciousness type of image engine. VIA displays an image, then systematically replaces parts of the image with other images read from an image library. The reading process is random, and designed in a way that repetition is unlikely. The end result is imagery constructing and deconstructing itself, to create an ever evolving composition, which can run indefinitely.

The final presentation can be onscreen or projected as large scale installations.

Peacespace


VIA: Peace Space   6:12 min. excerpt ©2004-2006

Big Sky


VIA: Big Sky   10:22 min. excerpt ©2006-2007

Grow


VIA: Grow   6:31 min. excerpt ©2005-2006

In the House


VIA: In the House   9:18 min. excerpt ©2003-2007

Tortuosity


VIA: Tortuosity   6:15 min. excerpt ©2006