An abstract work of visual music, “Synapse” is a stylized interpretation of the inner senses as they are lifted from a state of despondency to find temporary asylum in a delirious
moment of lucidity. This mindscape takes us on a ride through the turbulence of the psyche using vintage real-time 3D graphics and electronic synthesis technology.
The base graphics were created at Fake Space Labs during an Artist-in-Residency (1991-92) and repurposed for this work in 2003.
Video and Music: Christian Greuel
A/D Transfer: Aaron Ross (2003)
Thanks to: Mark Bolas and Eric Gullichsen
Graphics created at: Fake Space Labs (1992)
Video processed at: California Institute of the Arts (1992)
Music created at: California Institute of the Arts (1991)
Software: Sense8 WorldToolKit 1.0, AutoCAD (3D models), ColoRIX (2D textures)
Hardware: i386 PC (4MB RAM), DS1 DVI video card, CRT display, 3/4" video tape and camera
Video Processing Hardware: Hearne/EAB Videolab, Fairlight CVI
Audio: Roland SH-5 analog synthesizer, Ampex 456 4-track 1/4" analog tape"