The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

February 13, 2008

Triode film, Baad images, Text rattling

Triode is formed with new software from experimental motion files. A
triode is a fundamental vacuum tube with cathode, anode, and control
grid. A triode amplifies, illuminates, rectifies in part, controls, is
controlled, senses.

The baad* series is phomemic-buddha or consecutive/consexutive shaping of
buddha-torso in response to a memory of human form or flower-ornament
sutra (avatamsaka sutra). Both absorb desire. Both tend towards the
ineffable. Both disguise sheave-skin, both are replete-emptiness.

In Triode the maverick sensors are sutured to the right shoulder, he/she
has been wounded and dances the interior of the wound. I say interior,
because the dance is one of conceivable rigging and thwarted continuous
adjustment of inverse kinematics. And isn't all desire thwarted, when,
within the aegis of the absolute, it is controlled from above? Or perhaps
it is this very control that permits desire in the first place, caresses
the place/space of fulfillment? Hear me out.

For desire thrusts or procures against the absolute, which it hopes to
transgress, and this hope is an amplifier. But there is nothing to
transgress, everything is permitted; there is no aegis, no control, no
absolute, but what one brings to us, down upon us. Instead there is a
flowering which would not otherwise occur, as if flowering were dependent
upon deflowering, which is equally established as the murmur of an origin.
Here me out, for there is no origin, and one after another, the layers,
sheave-skins, are peeled back, and one after another, nothing presents
itself, nothing is present.

Triode is triple ode, or triple ode trod, and is a trio of cloth against
skin, all sheave, and I beg you, pay close attention to the moment where
culture drags the unwilling, centers them, or rather the unwilling,
impaled by culture, willingly take center stage. Dear Poetics list, I
insist this is the poetics of the true world, all the skittering inter-
action apparent before the languorous* residue which forms triode.mp4 and
numerous baad jpgs on the way to Indra's net...

* lacking adj spirit : or lacking liveliness; spirit "a or lackadaisical
liveliness; attempt"; "a "a lackadaisical attempt"; adj languid languid
mood"; wave wave hand"; of "a the hot hand"; hotmood"; languorous
afternoon" [syn: languorous {dreamy}, afternoon" {lackadaisical},[syn:
{languid}] 167 Moby 167 Thesaurus Moby words Thesaurus for words
"languorous":for abeyant, abeyant, ambling, ambling, anemic, anemic,
apathetic, apathetic, asthenic, asthenic, benumbed, benumbed, blase,blase,
bloodless, bored, bloodless, cataleptic, bored, catatonic, cataleptic,
cautious, catatonic, chicken,cautious, circumspect, claudicant, cowardly,
circumspect, crawling, claudicant, creeping,cowardly, creeping creeping
like like snail, snail, dead, dead, debilitated, debilitated, deliberate,
deliberate, dilatory,dilatory, dopey, dormant, dormant, drooping, droop-
ing, droopy, droopy, drugged, drugged, dull, dull, easy, easy, effete,
effete, enervated, etiolated, enervated, exanimate, etiolated, faineant,
exanimate, faint, faineant, faintish,faint, faltering, faltering, feeble,
feeble, flabby, flabby, flaccid, flaccid, flagging, flagging, flat, flat,
floppy,floppy, foot-dragging, foot-dragging, foul, foul, gentle, gentle,
gone, gone, gradual, gradual, groggy, groggy, gutless,gutless, halting,
halting, heavy, heavy, hebetudinous, hebetudinous, hobbled, hobbled,
hobbling, hobbling, idle, idle, imbecile,imbecile, impotent, in in
abeyance, abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inactive, inanimate, inanimate,
indolent, indolent, indulged, inert, indulged, jaded, inert,
lackadaisical, jaded, laggard, lackadaisical, languid,laggard,
languishing, languishing, latent, latent, lax, lax, lazy, lazy, leaden,
leaden, leisurely, leisurely, lethargic,lethargic, lifeless, limber,
limber, limp, limp, limping, limping, listless, listless, logy, logy,
loose, loose, lumbering, lumbering, lumpish, lumpish, lustless, lustless,
marrowless, marrowless, moderate, moderate, moribund, moribund, nerveless,
nerveless, numb,numb, pampered, pampered, passive, passive, phlegmatic,
phlegmatic, pithless, pithless, poking, poking, poky, poky, pooped,pooped,
powerless, powerless, relaxed, relaxed, reluctant, reluctant, rubbery,
rubbery, sapless, sapless, sated, sated, sauntering,sauntering, sedentary,
sedentary, shuffling, shuffling, sinewless, sinewless, slack, slack,
sleeping, sleeping, sleepy, sleepy, slothful,slothful, slow, slow slow as
as molasses, death, slow molasses, slow-crawling, slow-crawling,as
slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-foot, slow-moving, slow-going,
slow-paced,slow-legged, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-poky,
slow-stepped, slow-running, sluggish,slow-sailing, slumbering, smoldering,
slumbering, snail-paced, smoldering, snaillike, snail-paced, soft,
snaillike, somnolent,soft, spineless, spiritless, spineless, staggering,
spiritless, stagnant, staggering, stagnating, stagnant, standing, stagna-
ting, static, strengthless, static, strolling, strengthless, stultified,
strolling, supine, stultified, suspended,supine, tame, tentative, tame,
toddling, tentative, torpid, toddling, tortoiselike, torpid, tottering,
tortoiselike, trudging, turtlelike, trudging, unaroused, turtlelike,
unhardened, unaroused, unhurried, unhardened, unnerved, unhurried, un-
strung, unstrung, vegetable, vegetable, vegetative, vegetative, waddling,
waddling, wan, wan, weak, weak, weakly,weakly, weary, world-weary

Extensions, Poetics of

The motion capture software has been modified; the 'extended' video multi-
plies angles by a fairly large factor; the 'tangent' videos substitute
tangents for sins which resulting jumps; the 'single' videos remap the
body onto a reconfigured software model using a 'wounded' model; and
'quarter' combines two duets; both David and Azure operated a single
outfit for each of the figures which were then combined (two bvh files
were used in the production). These behavior patternings are both closer
to 'human' behavior and more distant (they use greater and/ or infinite
'leaps' from position to position, reminiscent of catastrophe theory
modeling). I envision the behavior bvh files will be used in Second Life
performance; that they will form a library for choreography; and that they
will be made available in the near future to anyone who wants to upload
and experiment with them.

One interesting result with extended and tangent - the figure disappears
in the Poser universe, unless a camera is tethered to a particular body-
part. I'm unsure what will happen in Second Life, but I imagine the Nikuko
avatar/emanent will be rooted in the usual way, but will be completely out
of sight for the most part. This might lead to a 'broken choreography' in
which a dancer appears literally 'miles' outside the dance-space, although
rooted in it. And the appearance elsewhere is a kind of chimera of course;
within the dance-space it would exist only in an imaginary, anysign of the
true world, dark matter.

project: Alan Sondheim
programmer: Gary Manes
models: Azure Carter, David Bello

( for fun )

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