Studies in Amplification

    

AMPTANK

Single channel video

02:41 min

2005



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Ampli Fly

 

Single channel video

02:44 min

2008



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Racket (Good me vs. Evil me)

 

Single channel video

01:27 min

2004



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Boom and Bust 澎呀派
 

Single channel video

02:00 min
2013

Christian Nicolay & Ya-chu Kang

 

Economic markets, financial institutions and the global economy are unpredictable and in constant flux. Boom and Bust 澎呀派 examines the fragility of interconnected global market systems and their relationship to the balance of opposing forces by literally bursting the bubble. Boom and Bust 澎呀派 depicts a world in which rational and irrational co-exist situated between absurdity and reality, familiar and unfamiliar, the vulnerable and invulnerable.
A Special Thank You goes out to all the participants who collaborated with us on this project. The best of the unexpected.

 

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Blind Faith

 

Single channel video

02:42 min

2009

Remastered and edited 2012 

 

Camera: Clayton Holmes

 

We all Fall Down

 

Single channel video

04:10 min

2007

Every child has happily joined hands with friends and recited the familiar nursery rhyme, "Ring around a rosie, a pocket full of posies. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down." Few people realize to what this seemingly happy little nursery rhyme actually refers. 
 

A popular interpretation alleges that the rhyme is connected with the Great Plague of London in 1665, or perhaps earlier outbreaks of bubonic plague in England around the 14th Century. The 'falling down' has always involved dropping to the ground as the rhyme is recited, evoking the death from the plague.
 

I constructed the video using old film footage and scored the sounds using low-tech analogue equipment. The juxtaposition of children happily singing "Ring around the Rosie" with the harsh realities of death associated with the Rhyme aim to create a paradoxical contrast to a common ritual that has been performed for over a Century.

Musical Composition for a Sneeze

 

Single channel video

01:31 min

2007

The sound of several sneezes deconstructed and composed into a musical composition.