FLUXIONS is an image processing system that visualizes video sequences as changing configurations of pixels. The system segments an existing video into short clips and applies a motion tracking algorithm to produce a vector description of their movement. It then stores the first image of each clip as a key frame, and gradually shifts the values of its pixels based on the vector descriptions of the subsequent frames. The idea was inspired by video compression methods, which often store only a few selected key frames and rely on motion vectors to represent the missing frames. The techniques of digital representation thus subvert our traditional concept of a “frame” as a sequence of still images. A digital movie “frame” is not always a complete image but an abstract, quantitative representation of relations between images.This project is a poetic reflection on the changing meaning of the frame in a digital context.
project website: http://www.concept-script.com/w_fluxion.html