So what's the project all about?
Video Networks is a research project consisting of the development of an electronic interface system for enabling the creation of networked or connected video based art works and the works produced with this system. It's purpose is to explore the potential of creating works which are cinematic in nature yet break away from fixed linear narratives to explore concepts such as montage, collage, mixing, rhythm, looping, non-linearity in combination with simple interactivity in real time.
The interface system employs a combination of reverse engineered inexpensive consumer electronics and some custom hardware to enable devices such as DVD players, monitors, video cameras, projectors etc. to communicate, in effect network and influence each other.
The first work employing the prototype system, entitled Dialogues, is a two channel video installation conceived and created by artists Garrett Lynch and Frédérique Santune which explores ideas of exploration, mapping and translation will be followed by subsequent thematic explorations using the interface system.
How to navigate the website.
This website at the top level explains the interface device in detail and documents it's development. Within the works section you will find completed works employing the interface system. Where in different languages the site does not simply translate texts but presents and discusses them from different points of view, e.g. Dialogues is presented in English by Garrett Lynch, in French by Frédérique Santune.