Amuse-gueule #1: "Digital Destinies"

Feel free to watch full screen, at your own risk, of course.

There was an old woman who swallowed a fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps she'll die. 

There was an old woman who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she'll die. 

There was an old woman who swallowed a bird,
How absurd! to swallow a bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she'll die. 

...

There was an old woman who swallowed a cow,
I don't know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she'll die. 

There was an old woman who swallowed a horse,
She's dead—of course!
     —"There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" lyrics by Rose Bonne

Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.
     —Carl Denham, King King (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)

A movie* shot with a Sony PMW-EX1 camera, compressed and transferred to DVD, and played on a Philips 42PF9996/37 LCD HDTV. One scene from that movie recorded with a Blackberry Curve four different times, each time zoomed in a bit more. Four different videos imported into Final Cut Pro 6, superimposed on top of each other, compressed and exported to Quicktime, and finally uploaded to Vimeo.

And what remains?  

Well, what was there to begin with?


 

*Public Enemies (Michael Mann, 2009)

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  • Brentofilm

    A strangely beautiful shoot-em-up.

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