July 15, 2008

Advanced Beauty gives it a whirl

Via Motionographer, which has a few more tidbits, is Advanced Beauty. The related sites in the top tabs are cool too.

Bold or impudent, Advanced Beauty is a tough name to live up to, but at least another promising source for odd movies. Unfortunately, there's almost no background information on the movies -- that's why there's Motionographer, Feed/Stash, and Create Digital Motion:

"Advanced Beauty is an ongoing exploration of digital artworks born and influenced by sound, an ever-growing collaboration between programmers, artists, musicians, animators and architects. The first collection is a series of audio-reactive 'video sound sculptures'. Inspired by synasthesia, the rare, sensory experience of seeing sound or tasting colours, these videos are physical manifestations of sound, sculpted by volume, pitch or structure of the soundtrack.

The films embrace unusual video making processes, the visual programming language Processing, high-end audio analysis and fluid dynamic simulations alongside intuitive responses in traditional cell animation. Each artist was given the same set of parameters to work within; to start, finish and exist within a white space, creating a seamless coherence, all sculptures sharing the same white environment."

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