2042 is the postcode of Newtown/Enmore, NSW, Australia where I have spent half of adult life for almost ten years. It is one of the best places in the world to live in and it will be one of the things I will be missing the most.
This video is a series of photographs I took in a Summer 2006 at Bank Hotel, next to Newtown Station. Folded window panes reflect commuters passing by an old post on King Street. Something is living in oblivion.
This is the last video I make for Kino Sydney, the last video in Australia. However, there are still some materials I shot in Sydney to make some videos and they probably will be produced when the time comes and I settle down a bit in Bangkok.
Since the time of the election was announced, I had contemplated how to make a data visualisation for Kino Sydney at Object Gallery. It was not until the week after the election I got a clear idea what I want to do—just a simple result of the elections from 1901 to 2010.
And finally, Australia has decided who’d be the Prime Minister after the election in August 2010. The close result between Labor Party and the coalition gave a mighty power to the Greens the independents to decide who could govern. It triggered me to do the research on the history of the result and present as a motion graphics. I was going to add more complex data such as the senate seats but that would come along later.
I was not planning to take any photos for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras this year (2010) but the night before the parade, the producer told me they could get me an access to the rooftop of Oxford Hotel and I could do whatever I want up there. I could not resist the temptation to create a classic time lapse of the Mardi Gras Parade.
It was shot manually frame by frame therefore the time ratio was intentionally various on what happened on the street. For instance, The clean up in the last few seconds in the video actually took as much the same time as the parade itself.
Music “Fast Forward (Flowchart Remix)” by Lali Puna
1-minute loop video about a perception of a street scene transforms into a transcendent phenomenon. The idea is to explore the possibilities of making an abstract video out of ordinary footage with After Effect.