• Tina Frank

    Chronomops | 2005

    Video (2 min): Tina Frank
    Audio: General Magic

    Primary sensory cross-modalities: VISION, AUDIO

  • Tina Frank: Colterrain (2013)

    Tina Frank

    Colterrain | 2013

    Image: Tina Frank
    Sound: COH

    The film title refers to a colorful landscape, ‘… a terrain described by lines similar to geographic mapping — in this case a mapping of sound. What you hear is what you see, literally. The audio was transmitted through a Synchronator device that translates audio frequencies into RGB frequencies. With this method, the image is actually the music turned into colour and filmed live using analogue equipment.’ (T. Frank in, Vertical Cinema, Sonic Acts Press:Krems 2013, p 46).

    Primary sensory cross-modalities: VISION, AUDIO, PROPRIOCEPTION


  • Tina Frank

    Vergence | 2006-10

    The 6,5-minute long video focuses on the threshold of spatial perception. Like a chromographic pendulum yellow-black patterns contract, unfold and overlap. They evoke rapid speed mementos of Brion Gysins Dreamachines as well as Tony Conrads The Flicker or of Gestalt Theory from the early 20th century.

    After an induction period of some minutes the viewer can no longer tell if s/he sees afterimages from the color space or if these psychedelic visions are part of the video sequence.

    The experience is intensified by the four-channel-soundtrack by Florian Hecker. Dynamic pulsating rhythms bring narrative cartesian coordinates from front, back, left and right into a permanent oscillation. Binaural stereophonic and quadrophonic arrangements add up to an acoustic whole which consolidates a timebased déjà vu together with an acoustic déjà entendu.

    Primary sensory cross-modalities: VISION, AUDIO