Triptych: Ambient Landscapes

AmbientLandscapes-Triptych-7Triptych: Ambient Landscapes is a three-screen video installation featuring two earlier videos by Jim Bizzocchi (Cycle and Winterscape) and a new computationally-generated video piece.  Sound and music for the generative video is produced live using software (musebots) created by Arne Eigenfeldt. The musebots receive information from the video as it is generated and adjust their composition and playing accordingly.

The work was exhibted at the Surrey Art Gallery in British Columbia, February 24, 2018-January 27, 2019.

This work involves contributions from a number of individuals and institutions that the artist would like to thank.

Generative video/audio:

Video Concept and Design:  Jim Bizzocchi
Audio Concept and Design:  Arne Eigenfeldt
Director of Photography:  Glen Crawford
Additional videography: Jim Bizzocchi, Samantha Derochie, Jeremy Mamisao, Julian Giordano, Jenni Rempel, Adrian Bisek
Video Post-production: Samantha Derochie, Justine Bizzocchi
Software Development (Video): Le Fang, Justine Bizzocchi, Brady Marks, Paul Paroczai
Software Development (Sound): Arne Eigenfeldt

Cycle (2009) and Winterscape (2007):

Producer/Director: Jim Bizzocchi
Director of Photography: Glen Crawford
Additional videography: Jim Bizzocchi
Editing visual effects, and soundscape: Chris Bizzocchi
Additional support: Banff New Media Institute and SFU School of Interactive Art+Technology.

Triptych: Ambient Landscapes is part of the Generative Media Project at Simon Fraser University.

Principal Investigator: Jim Bizzocchi
Co-Investigators: Arne Eigenfeldt, Philippe Pasquier
Collaborators: Tom Calvert, William Uricchio

Support for the SFU Generative Media Project has been provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada [SSHRC], with additional support from the GRAND NCE and the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University.