Polar Stratospheric Clouds

Jarkko Räsänen

The work is inspired by reported observations of polar stratospheric clouds in Finland. They are highly colourful clouds, but their beauty is based on chemical composition that is toxic for ozone layer of Earth. The artist has created a software in Max/MSP environment that allows him to animate still photos by scaling their color values according to different mathematical operations. He has downloaded from a open licence website photos of regular clouds, animated them on dark background in neon colours and added an ambient music to the whole. The artist is interested in combining the beautiful or hypnotizing colours with dark and psychedelic atmosphere to reflect the human psyche in general.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:02:35
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Polar Stratospheric Clouds
Finnish Title

Polar Stratospheric Clouds

English Title

Polar Stratospheric Clouds

Production Countries
Germany
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Jarkko Räsänen (Author), Jarkko Räsänen (Editor), Jarkko Räsänen (Composer), Jarkko Räsänen (Script), Jarkko Räsänen (Sound Design)
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Jarkko Räsänen (b. 1984) is multimedia artist focusing on photography, moving image and sound art. He has made video art since 2005, starting with documentations of performative actions. More recently, he has moved towards computer based and algorithmic visual works, including live vj performances with self-made softwares. He is a member of moving image cooperative FixC. Räsänen’s moving image works have been presented in various gallery exhibitions mostly in Finland and Germany, as well as at International Telext Festival goes Ars Electronica, Anthology Archives New York, Papay Gyro Festival Hong Kong & Orkney and Fundacio Joan Miro, Mallorca.