Experimental Landscape Videos

A major part of my moving image work is the exploration of the experimental landscape video. This work combines elements of documentation and experimentation to utilize moving images to create aesthetic experiences that in a painterly fashion similar that of the landscape painting.

Emitting Velocity

Emitting Velocity is a new series of experimental video landscape paintings of work that is focusing on using one or more perspectives of  moving through a landscape as the media to comprise a geometrically abstracted moving image painting. Within the piece trees, concrete structures, buildings, clouds and and other images of the world around us are both recognizable shapes and elements of structures that are creating concentrically pushing and pulling imagery that resembles various recognizable shapes that come out of many ethnic traditions such as the mandala from South Asia or diamond and star shapes from parts of Africa and Middle East which where the original birthplaces of the human race.

Emitting Velocity: Mohican Forest in 64 Views from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

City Lights and Rural Colors

City Lights and Rural Colors is a series of experimental poetic short films documenting a landscapes using a single tracking shot that is then layered creating an geometrical abstraction. The pieces can be viewed silently but are most effective when timed to music creating a sensual experience of sight and sound that lets the viewer’s eyes and ears work in tandem creating unique engagements with the beats of the music and images on the screen that embody those beats differently with each viewing.

City Lights – Oglebay Park Festival of Lights from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

Rural Colors -Blue Mountain Pennsylvania from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

City Lights – Alys Beach, Digital Graffiti 2014 from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

Rural Colors Northern Ohio from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

City Lights – Columbus from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

Rural Colors – Ohio River from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

City Lights – Chicago from Matt Swift on Vimeo.

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