THE ROCKET MACHINE


The first Rocket Machine was created in the late 90’s to show twin loops from the projects : “4”THE SEATHE METEORITE MAN – and others.

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.

 

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.

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

 

The next version of  The Rocket Machine. had flatscreen monitors on a movable stand.

The two video loops played out from two RaspberryPi’s in full frame-sync.

This also gave the extraordinary possibility to update and change the content on the screens, via wifi in the exhibition space, on a daily basis.

As in this project.


The latest version, with larger, 55″ screens


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