SHIFT is an experimental production based on the themes and issues that arose during the seminar discussions. SHIFT was realized to simulate the discussion and give flesh to it through the means of moving image, music and two voices engaged in discussion. All three elements are edited real-time by computer using both randomisation and a logic of organisation. The experiment aimed at creating an engaging, non-linear, poetic moving image piece that each viewing time creates a completely different web of associations from the same base material.
This work starts from the Buddha state of being, beyond contradictions. You can make the SHIFT to the human condition occur and the discussion begin by pressing the SHIFT button on your computer's keyboard. After you have inaugurated this transformation, the SHIFT, between the two states of being and living, just lay back and follow the dialogue. By pressing the SHIFT button again, the discussion will end and the two discussants will be SHIFTed back to the Buddha state of being. We invite you to SHIFT our work - and SHIFT yourself?
University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Media Lab production
Shot in the Media Centre Lume TV studio
Aki Suzuki - Dancing Buddha, Woman, Man
sound-edit and music by
computer programming by
graphic interface by
conceived and directed by
UIAH, Media Lab 2001