Video painting

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Rather, its aim is to support whatever level of attention the viewer cares to bestow in the moment: a passing Video painting glance, a more intentional look, or a longer and deeper immersion within the dynamically changing experience of an ambient video painting world. Bizzochi must be credited with advancing the academic Video painting study of this phenomenon from his earliest papers on streaming video and other academic papers on video paintings. NomIg. developed a dedicated video painting & ambient video resource Kalighat painting ( in an effort to grow the video painting community as well as offer a resource for those looking for information about video Video painting painting in general. 2007 sees NomIg.

Massively large scale moving images, beyond anything we have experienced, will be part of our everyday lives. Video paintings are a form of ambient video art presented via projectors, LCD or other flat panel display and wall-mounted in the same manner as traditional Video painting paintings.

The concept of video paintings borrows from Brian Eno s idea of ambient music in works “must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting. Like traditional paintings, video paintings hang on the wall to be viewed or passed over - depending on individual viewer preference in the moment. Flatscreen technologies such as plasma, LCD, DLP and the up and coming OLED displays, are on the cusp of exploding in terms of marketplace penetration. Bizzocchi s Rockface was used as the intermission piece during the aforementioned audiovisual evening in place of traditional intermission background music thereby playing with the conventional structure of the ambient paradigm.

have heavily researched and developed editing techniques which layer and blend frames while not succumbing to the artifacts of the standard digital slow motion process (jerky movement, blurry content). continue to advance the video painting form with a newly developed slow-motion technique; artistic manipulation of the display device itself; as well as the integration of the display device into sculptural works. Visual artist Jeffers Egan ( has been working with the video painting medium for some time, producing works described as references to Rothko and Pollock. Malcolm Daniel (who was involved in the New Forms Festival exhibition mentioned below) has recently started producing a series of work as well.

The piece is running on an 80” DLP screen in the main lobby. One of the early participants in the growing ambient video genre, Detourdvd ( have been designing ambient video since 2003.

Bill Buxton (University of Toronto, former chief scientist for Alias Wave Front and Silicon Graphics) maintains that gel, thin film, and painted surface video technologies are the inevitable next step in this development. This tranquil and harmonious art form obviates the visual noise and environmental disruption presented by some other digital art alternatives.

The cultural significance of this relationship is explored through layering and slow motion effects which serve to foster an ethereal and meditative presence for the viewer. An early pioneer of the ambient video art movement and video painting is Douglas R. To achieve their extreme slow motion NomIg.

Their Fluid Stills Art Illusions are a new genre of art merging with technology. Currently, the market offers both existing hybrid (video projection boxes) and true flatscreen technologies, and video art projections using cutting-edge projection technology.

As a result their works place paramount importance on fluidity of movement; an absence of direct cuts/edits; and the removal of a linear time experience for the viewer. In 2008 Chicago’s Mayor Daley was flanked by two images from that series on large screens at a luncheon.

Siefken. As Jim Bizzocchi says, We believe artists will use the flat-panel displays as frames for video paintings -- slow moving but highly pictorial works of televisual art that explore light, shape, texture and motion.

His first public exhibit of the Fluid Stills artform was sponsored by Sony on 02/02/02 at the Julia Friedman Gallery in Chicago. and Bizzocchi team up to curate a video painting exhibition at the 2004 New Forms Festival. Believing that this infant art form needs to develop a strong community, NomIg.

In addition to this there is an ever increasing number of companies specialising in video paintings to varying degrees. The art imbues each digital frame with the integrity of an independent artistic still that cohesively changes over time without any visible or detectable change as that change occurs, creating a serene, temporally streaming subthreshold ultra-slow motion video composition.

duo questioned what would happen if the concepts of Eno s ambient works were applied to the visual domain. These companies and increasingly other artists and companies are expanding the availability of this genre.

Slow moving videos, with no audio track play in infinite loops, the Detourdvd Collection references modern design themes, with some titles available in a choice of color palettes. These patents were subsequently awarded and additional patents filed.

Content in this emergent form is designed to work at all times as either a highly aware foreground experience, or as passive background pieces of art. It rewards attention, but never commands it.

The actual duration of their paintings often exceeds 3 hours and are regularly produced in 1080p HD format. The next decade will be a rich test-bed for new forms of domestic visual art. .

It does not conquer, it seduces. 2004 saw NomIg.

Their work takes a fleeting second and expands it into a timeless contemplation of the moment. ( were among the first to create video paintings with their 2001 piece ‘Ad Infinitum’.

It sits in the visual background of our lives - always changing, but never too quickly. Their video paintings are centered on near-imperceptible movement where the works cause the viewer to question whether there is any movement at all.

With sales of flatscreens soaring (Keepmedia, and with the new, sleek screens on display instead of being hidden away in an armoir or closet, more people are searching for sources moving art to display in their homes. Upon a passing glance the work appears to be still - it is only after a returning glance or concentrated awareness that the motion of the piece reveals itself.

Doug is a founder and Chief Technology Officer of TransLumen Technologies, LLC. Ambient Digital Art have evolved the concept to more specialised markets including bespoke personalised service additionally with expansion into the realm of generative art. TransLumen Technologies was founded in 2000 and applied for patents on imperceptibly different images or Subthreshold Extreme Gradual Change (STEGC) also called Fluid Stills Art Illusions.

TransLumen creates and provides ambient video DVD’s, HD and custom installations. There is no sound accompaniment, it is only video.

Doug has a version of the Chicago Skyline series that was installed at the Hotel Cass, Chicago in August 2007. Even as these devices are being steadily introduced to our domestic and creative cultural spheres, more revolutionary technologies are being developed and implemented.

As a result our domestic (and public) visual spaces will be profoundly transformed. There are several artists and designers who are producing video paintings and ambient art that is intended to repurpose the blank space of an idle flatscreen. Filmed on location in India, Malcolm’s works speak to the integration of society and spiritualism that is so prominent to the region.

Working as audiovisual artists, the NomIg. To the rich tapestry of ambient video, Malcolm Daniel adds commentary on culture and society with his Video Paintings.

They are seamless loops. In 2003, while curating the audiovisual component of the New Forms Festival (, the nomigs met Bizzocchi and quickly formed an alliance. Companies such as Plasma Window, Vat19, Digital Hotcakes have all contributed to this growing phenomenon often providing the archetypal classical ambient video paintings.

They specialize in ultra-slow-motion technology and video painting. Jim Bizzocchi (, an artist and Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University s School of Interactive Arts and Technology, describes the new form: Ambient video will emerge as a supremely pictorial form - relying on visual impact and the subtle manipulation of image, layer, flow, and transition.