dan browne

Grids (2013-16)

HD video | 8 hours (looped) | silent

Grids is an ongoing series of ‘video paintings’ that are each recorded in a single, improvised take using image-mixing software to remap images through grids that deconstruct and reconstruct their forms through basic algorithms of movement, scaling, and rotation. These simple transformations lead to the generation over time of complex lines, dots, cubes and spheres, from which emerge a variety of optical effects that play with the illusionistic space of the Cartesian grid system, the foundation of Renaissance-based perspective. A tribute to the works of Viking Eggeling, Oskar Fischinger, John and James Whitney, Jordan Belson and other practitioners of visual music.

View GRIDS series here.