The cinema comes to life in Signals: Regained.Read more about this programme
Supposedly shot as a commercial for an Austrian beer, Kubelka drastically edited the material into a hermetic yet fascinating cinema object.
A computer-generated film in three parts whereby each part has its own, formal starting point. The images consist of 8 to 14 independent elements. On this formal basis, variations are executed continuously by means of gradual changes in the position, direction, movement, velocity and colour of the elements.
A flat, monochrome image slowly evolves into a dramatic spectacle; colour allows lines and conical forms to subtly dissolve and solidify. In the end, the colours lose their intensity, leaving only the basic structure of the image, 'the skeleton'. Vegter used the Fourier transformation, in three dimensions, to create De tijd.