THE ROCKET MACHINE


The Rocket Machine was built in the mid 90’s to show twin film-loops. Loops from “The Sea”, “Approximately Infinite”, “4” and others. The name alluded to a more naive or optimistic period in the development of technology.

 

 

Inside the strongly coloured flight-case there was a floating 16U rack with two 17” CRT monitors. When open, two DVD-players  would hide under the Rocket Machine, positioned so that a pointed handheld controller could start both loops in a semi-synchronized way.

As way leads onto way, other projects took my attention and the Rocket Machine was not shown as much as I would have liked it to.
I still like the retro-industrial feel of the monitors and the flight-case, so it feels good to present it here.

 

The Rocket Machine was also well suited for my remixes of old ephemeral film-footage found on the net. Much of it found in the Prelinger Archives.

 

 

A more recent version of  The Rocket Machine. Now with flatscreen monitors.
The two video loops are played out from RaspberryPi’s in full frame-sync.

This also gives the extraordinary possibility to update and change, via wifi in the exhibition space, the project on a daily basis. As in this project.

 


The latest version, with larger 49″ screens

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