Live Cinema Documentary from toby*spark on Vimeo.

Utter brilliance: finally, our friend toby*spark has documented live cinema and visualism with a medium that reflects the concept. Music and video are presented as frames within frames, manipulated and placed interactively. It’s part fiction and illusion, of course, but that won’t stop you from dreaming as you watch of interactive audiovisual software that did behave fluidly.

I could say more, but just watch it. The video says it all. I hope toby and others pick up on this ideal and develop it more – both this narrative presentation, and the imaginary software it conceives.

Description from the artist:

An “experimental documentary about a contemporary arts practice” made as part of my first year on the Media and Arts Technology doctoral training programme at Queen Mary, University of London. Having chosen Live Cinema as my practice – how could I choose anything else – the challenge of the film was to represent a form that is overtly broken out of a pre-determined, linear, framed format – in a format that is.

Authored at 1080P, its best viewed here at the uploaded 720P, either flash fullscreen or download the Quicktime.

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