Recto/verso is made up of images and sounds recorded by two friends who live on separate continents. Each of us posts a separate video or audio clip each day; neither of us knows what the other one has recorded. Posts are then strung together according to various recombinatory patterns or series.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

film updated today, September 18, 2007. linked above

Thursday, August 2, 2007

series two

----> crossed leading pairs

Here we add additional constraints that limit the progression of image/sound combinations. The only “pure” chance encounter takes place in the first pair. Subsequent iterations are limited by a fixed pattern of resonances or influences, described by the arrows in the diagram. The initial “leading” pair generates new image/sound pairings. The final pair bears the trace of previous iterations and may be a “differed” version of the first

Sunday, July 29, 2007

series one

----> randomized pairings

Chance intersections between unsynchronized images and sounds. Rules of the game: Zak and John each upload one image or one sound per day in alternation, without knowing what the other person's post will be. John's first image (Ji1) is then displayed with Zak's first sound (Zs1), and Zak's first image (Zi1) is displayed with John's first sound (Js1). Some echoes or resonances occur across the series, but in an unprogrammed way. Progression follows an ABBA rhyme scheme.