Investigation Ten

Here I played with the still frame animation technique from Investigation Nine. Using image #5 from Investigation Seven as a background, I projected this John Cage quote onto printouts of the image:

"If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all." —John Cage.

I find these disappointing—the engaging aberrations of Investigation Nine are lost here—these compositions feel too dry and forced. I feel as though this investigation was too planned, too thought out. What makes Investigation Nine so interesting is that the images were never meant to be used that way. Here they were meant to be used only that way, and it results in something less exciting.

Composition 1 is a projection of black lettering with a white background, imported and animated as is. Composition 2 is a projection of black lettering with a yellow background, imported and animated as is. Composition 3 is the same footage as Composition 2, only inverted in After Effects.


Composition 1


Composition 2


Composition 3