Architecture has a unique responsibility to anticipate and shape the future. Buildings and spaces designed today will not be completed for years, then are expected to remain relevant for decades or indefinitely. For this reason, design must always look forward to anticipate what changes in society and technology may bring and conversely what elements remain timeless. This studio sought to investigate one facet of the future that has already gone through many rounds of radical change, human work and the space that supports it.
Produced almost entirely at Experimental Television Center (ETC), the video uses a simple animation of a rotating rectangle (produced in Deluxe Paint on the Amiga Computer) as a stencil into which are keyed various versions of a processed live image of the river outside the window at ETC. This was my second attempt at a multi channel piece. The four programs have been shown in grid’s of twelve and sixteen monitors. While relatively simple in structure and shown only three times, this remains a personal favorite.