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System Midnight

Studio Project

Experience DesignFilmVideo Art

'System Midnight' embodies the journey of the unseen world - the hidden ethereal realm that is only visible after dark in the city of Sydney. This large format artwork uses temporal displacement and thermography, transforms the exhilarating feelings of freedom and reawakening from the youthful dancers of Sydney into paint strokes that leaves a path in real time and translates it into a hypnotic display of visual poetry in motion. The dancer’s movements are seamlessly woven into the fabric of the city, blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination. 'System Midnight’ is a celebration of the beauty and magic that can be found in the hidden corners of our world, inspiring us to explore our own journey of the unseen and reminding us to embrace the mystery and unpredictability of life.


For this piece, we used thermal imaging cameras to capture the motion and energy of dance as well as tap into this idea of the unseen- the ethereal hidden realm invisible to the human eye. The heat signatures that were generated from these cameras informed the overall visual approach we took for this video piece- beautifully iridescent, hypnotic and euphoric.

Motion trails were another key feature of this video piece, highlighting motion as something solid and tangible. With these trails, we were able explore other means of creative expression through the dynamism of dance- painting and filling our digital canvas with abstract yet considered marks left by the dancers.



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