Elastic Movies 1984
Interactive video installation for video monitor, computer,
keypad and laserdisc player.
Arguably the first interactive art videodisc
Created during a class I taught at MIT
entitled Workshop in Elastic Movie Time. The
disc was funded by the MIT Council for the Arts and
includes four experiments in interactive cinema:
Thirst (Luc Courchesne & Ellen Sebring)
Picture Piano (Benjamin Bergery & Karine Hrechdakian)
Dance Haiku (Bill Seaman & Peter
Marital Fracture (Rose Gerstein &
Picture Piano 1984
Interactive poly-linear video installation with keypad, video monitor, computer
and video laserdisc player
by Benjamin Bergery, Karine Hrechdakian & John Thompson (version 2)
The life of a couple is evoked in a poly-linear movie with simple vignettes.
Each keyboard key is associated with a musical note and a short video shot, designed to intercut with the other shots.
By repeatedly pushing keys you create a series of notes and short shots... a poly-linear movie. You can also see what movies correspond to the words you may want to type.