• Jerry Orr |
  • 1984 |
  • 3.5 minutes |
  • COLOR |

Rental Format(s): Super 8mm, 24 fps

A film etude composed by random numbers. The relative circularity of the carousel haunts space and time; the forward/backward recording of a music box complements the "random" rhythm. 180 frames of previously shot footage were structured, frame by frame, using computer-generated random numbers. The 180 frames were divided into ten eighteen-frame sections and ten sets of random numbers from one to 18 were generated. Set one of the random numbers determined the order, within the first 18-frame section, for each frame being rephotographed; set two of the random numbers determined the frame order in the second 18-frame section, and so on for each of the ten sections. In addition, random numbers from one to six were generated for each 18-frame section to determine the number of times each frame was rephotographed. This process was repeated for 20 cycles of the 180 frames resulting in a randomly structured film of 3600 frames.

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Super 8mm, 24 fps $25.00  

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