Holodec launches EP with futuristic audiovisual web site
To top off the release of his new EP Street Talk on Timetable Records, LA-based producer Holodec worked with Bureau Cool on a digital experience to explore the tension between destruction and rebirth.
The images are intended to commemorate Holodec's personal upheaval and today's society in order to create a connection between human and natural conflicts.
The viewer can immerse himself in a journey through natural and urban static scenes that have been transformed into a moving sequence. It takes place like a contemporary, collaged interpretation of Kubrick's 2001 Star Gate sequence: A Space Odyssey. The images were indeed inspired by films, or rather Holodec's viewing habits, reflecting his tendency to jump between scenes in films and watch them in slow motion.
Holodec obtained the images via Flickr, Creative Commons and free stock libraries and adapted the search to places that matter to him, including Taiwan, "where my heart will always be," he told CR.
“There are numerous pictures of urban and natural scenes of cities and jungles on the little-known, little-recognized tropical island in the Pacific where my parents were born and grew up and where my grandparents were put to rest. In my opinion, this is one of the most visually stimulating places in the world. A civilization was built amidst rugged terrain on a volcanic island located on one of the deadliest tectonic faults in the world. "
Other places in the clips are Seoul and Warsaw, both of which are special cities for him. The images lead the viewer through East Asian scenes such as the Gobi Desert, the Yellow River and the Taklamakan Desert and at the same time refer to the Silk Road, which according to Holodec “historically represents the breaking, combining, creating and destroying of cultures, identities, peoples, norms ".
The final element of his image search was "The American Heartland" – Monument Valley, Zion, Wyoming. “Since I was born and grew up in America, these areas still feel so strange, distant and exotic to me. I live so close and understand so little about these places, ”he says.
Based on Holodec's concept for this experience, Ben Wegscheider from Bureau Cool worked on creating an apparently endless tunnel visualization – an "ever-changing dynamic collage" that is blurry, blurry and futuristic at the same time.
Wegscheider relied on technology to design the striking construction of the images and the transitions between them. "I wanted to create a dynamic and interesting way of cutting out certain areas of the pictures and arranging them in space," explains Wegscheider. “I used a machine tutorial that classified image areas: building, facility, car, river. Then I used this information to randomly cut out certain areas. "
Holodec praises Wegscheider's thorough understanding of the “Holodec concept”, which generates ideas in infinite space and channels the human senses. It is a "space that can combine dreams, ideas and reality," says the producer. “Ben understood that in a personal way because I think Ben does. He creates these realities just like at holodec.world. "