diachronic blending - experiment

diachronic blending from Marginalia Project on Vimeo.

we have some great news to announce. but before we do that, we would like to introduce the first experiments with diachronic blending – developed in processing -, by pedro veneroso. this particular video is composed of four different manipulations of the same video sequence and represents the first test of the software.

the diachronic blending effect consists of merging frames on a time progression using a set of different merging techniques blending an array of frames individually each time the screen is rendered. the outcome is a fluid and distorted succession of images that vaguely document the way in which movement evolves, while transfiguring both actions and forms into mutable and organic shapes.

furthermore, for this particular video a 'blur' class was created to implement randomly generated blur to each frame of the video on an attempt to develop organic-ish forms based on movements of rigid structures.

so far the code for the software that will control this effect is still under development; as soon as we have it done we will release both the source code and the software.


for these experiments we used raw footage of the feature film 'os residentes' [yet to be released], by tiago mata machado. actress simone sales brushing her hair violently.

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