Life inside the Machine

1999

An unfinished video work, prior to dropping out of Art School. I found that video feedback could, under certain circumstances, emulate the fractal and physical mathematics of nature. As if the laws of nature also apply inside the machine. I was trying to say something about the inevitability of the emergence of consciousness within the machine, or something similarly esoteric.

This was made in the 20th century, before anyone I knew had access to Premiere or Final Cut etc. I had to use this massive non-linear editing suite called Cassandra or Casablanca that took forever and I had to book out weeks in advance.

Life inside the Machine (1999) from Hamish Low on Vimeo.