NO SENSE OF AWARENESS



Exhibited at Archive Live by HKU Graphic Design in Academiegalerie Utrecht
No Sense Of Awareness is an audiovisual project based on the visualization of sound.









CONCEPT


The starting-point in this process was a poster for a concert of Tim Blake at Melkweg Amsterdam in 1979. I drew a lot of inspiration from the way they designed the music into a visual. The following weeks I started a visual research project to sound-visualisations. This has resulted in No Sense of Awareness.





DESIGN


No Sense of Awareness can be seen as a prototype of sound-visualisation by using abstract visuals. It’s the end result of my visual research project, but was literally the beginning of my love for making visuals based on music.






EXECUTION


The work is exhibited for three weeks at ‘Archive Live’ a group-exhibition of 30 Graphic Design students in Academiegalerie, a galery-space in the centre of Utrecht. The exhibition was collectively build around the concept of ‘modern-archives’. We wanted to show a modern perspective on the multiple elements of archiving; so we created an exhibition where video-works were livestreamed to our exhibition-space.



TECHNIQUES


Because of the fact that this project is the end-result of long-term visual experimentation, the final video is a combination of lots of different techniques. I used digital motion-design by using After Effects, experimented a bit with layering live-action video material with abstract colour-movement, and also used a lot of visuals I made with creative coding in Processing.



CREDITS


Visual art by: James Whistler
Music by: James Whistler
Release: June 2019
Exhibition Archive Live by: Graphic Design students year 2
Gallery space: Academiegalerie Utrecht
Original poster (starting point of the process): Tim Blake at Melkweg Amsterdam 1979,
All rights to Melkweg/Paradiso Archives Amsterdam








LIVESETS [001]



Collection of livesets, DJ-sets, a/v sets and VJ sets,


















HUMAN UNCENTERED DESIGN



Video experimentation + 3D models for a light-installation in progress about the topic ‘Human Uncentered Design’.










CONCEPT


This project will be an abstract visualization of natural rhythms and the distortion of their circadian process by artificial/human made sounds.







DESIGN


For this project I wanted to work with light in a spatial installation. 







EXECUTION


Spatial light-installation which will be presented on a wall.









TECHNIQUE


3D test models made with After Effects and Blender. The fysical installation will be made out of LED-bars, controlled by Touchdesigner.









CREDITS


Visual art by: James Whistler
Music by: James Whistler
Release: Spring 2020





SKETCHES: PROCESSING



Video experimentation using creative coding in Processing.







CONCEPT


Sketches are inspired by the concept of algorhythms.






DESIGN


For this project I wanted to work with light in a spatial installation. 






EXECUTION


Experimentation with horizontal and vertical perspectives using code in Processing.






TECHNIQUE


Creative coding experimentation: Processing


CREDITS


Visual art by: James Whistler
Music by: James Whistler
Release: May 2019











MOTION IS A MOVEMENT




This project picks up where another project of mine (Reality is a Movement, which can be found on the homepage) has left off. Visual experimentation in black and white motion graphics with a subtle 3D touch. Where Reality is a Movement was more based on the context of the surrounding, is Motion is a Movement more based on the movement of the shapes itself.









CONCEPT


Motion is a Movement is a project about the various forms of motion. How do shapes react to each other? How do colors blend when you work with overlays? What’s the visual and symbolic difference between fast or slow movements?





DESIGN


The aesthetic of this project is based on the visual look of a previous project ‘Reality is a Movement’; where I worked a lot with abstract, black and white compositions and a subtle glimpse of 3D effects.




EXECUTION


Visual experimentation project [still in progress – I’m still working on the context of these images and the way I want to present this project)





TECHNIQUES


Layering live-action video’s with short animation loops using digital code.



CREDITS


Visual art by: James Whistler
Project based on: Reality is a Movement (previous project)