Vergence

2006–2010
Video: Tina Frank
Sound: Florian Hecker
Length: 6:30 min

Vergence was first shown at Filmmuseum Wien, during the programme Doors of Perception: Digitalfarben, Filmfarben on April 19, 2010.

This 6,5-minute long video of Tina Frank focuses on the threshold of spatial perception. Like a chromographic pendulum yellow-black patterns contract, unfold and overlap. They evoke rapid speed mementos of Brion Gysin’s Dreamachines aswell as Tony Conrad’s The Flicker or of Gestalt Theory from the early 20th century. After an induction period of some minutes the viewer can no longer tell if what he sees are afterimages from the color space or if these psychedelic visions are part of the videosequence.

This experience is intensified by the four-channel-soundtrack from Florian Hecker. Dynamic pulsating rhythms bring narrative cartesian coordinates from front, back, left and right into a permanent oscillation. Binaural stereophonic and quadrophonic arrangements add up to an acoustic whole which consolidates a timebased déjà vu together with an acoustic déjà entendu.

This is a short version. If you are interested in watching the original version of 6:30 min. please contact Tina Frank.