America’s Game (from Fragemented Memory)
“America’s Game” combines abstract digital music and abstract digital video into an audio-visual composition, a system of computer manipulated images and sounds.
The visual base material of the piece is a 5 second TV sample of a “media incident” that took place at a baseball game in Chicago in September 2002.
This base material is being stretched out by visual “granulation” into some 5 minutes. The inherent structure of the media footage and underlaying violence emerge through this extreme time stretch and rhythmical montage of images.
The music drives the visuals, forms the metro and rhythmical base for the piece. Sound and images fold into overlapping layers of images oscillating between construction and destruction, information and noise.
Images and sounds form an inseparable pulsating system.