Motions (a video simulation of a web book)

Motions takes human trafficking and contemporary slavery as its focus. Human trafficking is an accelerating form of crime and is a world-wide problem. It is one of the darker outcomes of globalization, the breakdown of the nation-state, and increasing ease of travel.

Static and moving, variable and sequential, the piece presents programmed text, image and music fragments to evoke the subjective experience of enslavement in motion. No single ‘page’ is ever the same, but the work moves forward with a linear progression.

text by Hazel Smith
images and coding by Will Luers 
sound by Roger Dean

the project is on the web at: http://taylorstreetstudio.com/motions/


Fingerbend (video simulation of a web book)

Fingerbend

written, designed and coded by Will Luers

An insomniac writer moves to a small coastal town to investigate the work and disappearance of a cult web artist. Like the subject of his research, he can leave nothing outside the narrative: lists, blog entries, mobile photos, loops, and draft sketches of stories.

This multimedia fiction, in which no single page is ever the same, explores the liminality of the “web book” as a space between abundance and loss, novelty and familiarity, integration and dispersion.

Fingerbend: http://taylorstreetstudio.com/fingerbend/
2013


Hypnagogia

by Will Luers (video) and Roger Dean (sound)
2013 | 6min

Hypnagogia is a state between wakefulness and sleep, in which dream-like impressions may cross the mind.

The video was constructed specifically for the live performance by austraLYSIS (an ensemble of trumpet, piano, and live electronics) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on November 30th , 2013.