I wanted to explore the materiality of the digital image and the idea of time unfolding on to itself. A fixed GoPro camera is placed on a bicycle that loops on a velodrome track on the Southside of Chicago. The audio captures the race and neighborhood sounds as the image is broken up into frames. Three lines emerge slightly revealing the location. It was the speed, color and form of this movement that first drew me into the racetrack. By fragmenting the image with the computer I was able to suspend time while keeping a forward motion: joining and cutting; collage vs. montage; spatial vs. parallel are all editing techniques that are brought to light and juxtaposed. The image is not a cell which when aligned to another in linear motion creates a new meaning, but instead one image is fragmented by horizontal cropped cuts of the same image. It is the movement and stillness of the one shot unfolding onto itself which composes a shifting duality––fragmentation and interconnectedness of place within compressed points of time. 

Sound Track: Experimental Takes on the Music Video, La Sala at Cantina Royal, Brooklyn, NY, USA, January 22, 2015. Screened Velodrome II (remixed), 2012, hd video.

Sonic Fractus: University of Chicago Computer Music Studio Concert, Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago, IL, USA, May 20, 2014. Screened Velodrome II (remixed), 2012, hd video, with music composed and performed live by Fransisco Castillo Trigueros.