200-DOF deals with the topic of humanoid robots and machine vision. Will humanoid robots soon live among us and if so, how will they look at us as humans and our world?
Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.
—Metaphors on Vision, Stan Brakhage
directed and edited by Markus Wambsganss sound and music by Gerald Mandl & Thomas Mahmoud (Tannhäuser Sterben & das Tod)
Liars - The Exact Color Of Doubt Taken from Liars’ sixth studio album, WIXIW (Mute Rec.)
Directed and edited by Markus Wambsganss
3D Screen Test Scans of the Liars’ band members - Aaron Hemphill, Angus Andrew and Julian Gross - filmed in the Villa Straylight with a modified Kinect sensor and a hacked Panasonic GH2. Later animated with RGBDToolkit.
On the visual layer ‘In Uranias’ is like a diary film made while travelling through Iran and USA in early 2007. The text layer is more like a journey through the emotional landscapes of an iranian-american muslim. These two layers are intertwined - sometimes converging, sometimes diverging - to create an audio-visual anagram: Uranias.
The text for the voice over narration comes from a collaboration with iranian-american artist Sara Rahbar, her response after watching the edited film without words.
The story of a man named Waldo Jeffers, who misses his girlfriend Marsha Bronson desperately, but hasnt enough money to visit her in “the excepted fashion”. One day he decides to ship himself to her, inside a box…
narrator AARON HEMPHILL waldo jeffers ANGUS ANDREW marsha bronson VANESSA DE WITTE sheila klein BROOKE VERMILLION mr. moustache JULIAN GROSS
cinematography by KIRSTEN WEINGARTEN
music composed by HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR
edited by JANINA HERHOFFER
screenplay by THOMAS GERHOLD and MARKUS WAMBSGANSS
based on a story by LOU REED (the words were later used as the lyrics for the Velvet Underground song “The Gift” released on “White Light/White Heat”)