Three synced single-channel digital projections Running time: 3 min 35 sec looped. Dimensions variable. Ed. 3 + 1 APs.
In this installation, from a broader series begun in 1997, 64 nights' worth of the major US late night talk shows have been aligned and averaged using basic transformations. The result is a triptych of video projections with soundtrack, presenting an amalgamation of monologues which reveals the ghosts of repetitious structure and nightly activity.
All the Ways (The Simpsons) 2016
Digital video. 23 minutes looped. Ed. 10.
This video amalgamates every single frame from the first 26 seasons of The Simpsons (1989-2015, 574 episodes, 17.7M frames). The composition includes algorithmically mixed audio and combines both standard & high definition seasons.
Reconsidering a promise to stop making these types of pieces (begun in 1997), the project belongs to a large suite of works (including murals, prints, books & video) reorganizing and manipulating episodes of The Simpsons - as data - in related, but varied ways. The overall project represents the synthesis and unification of my amalgamation work (Playboys, Homes, etc.) with my color-averaged frame work (Titanic, EAO, etc).
By varying parameters, a single software process produces compositions capable of a huge breadth (all the ways) of data representation. Most importantly, it maps a contiguous space inhabited by these previously distinct styles.
We're currently exploring these frames and audio tracks with deep networks...more to come.