Terminal Beach 01: Randomised Narratives

Visuals for the first Terminal Beach came via an automated VJing program, designed to picks scenes at random from a carefully-curated library of films. Incidental narrative flows, juxtapositions and deconstructions emerged from the machine, their meanings inferred by viewers unaware of the arbitrary nature of selection and presentation.

Live development continued throughout the evening, adding more traditional functions like loops and BPM matching to allow for faster cuts. The broadening range of options available to the program and increasing BPM as the night continued resulted a gradual loss of narrative cues and consistency in favor of rapid-fire repetetive motions and moments from the entire library.

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