Archive for chaos

Cymatics Soundscapes: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound (1986)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Hans Jenny
Producer: Hans Jenny
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: Switzerland
Language: English / German

The study of visible sound and vibration.

The study of wave phenomena and vibration was pioneered by the Swiss physician and Renaissance man Hans Jenny. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner, Dr. Jenny’s penetrating observations of distinct types of patterns in nature led to these dramatic experiments animating inert substances with audible sound. The video is the first of two films made by Hans Jenny around 1970, which comprise this program entitled Cymatics. A half-hour of visually astounding images portray how unseen forces can shape, transform and destroy the seemingly solid structures that we see all about us. The stunning array of experiments seen in these two films are actual physical phenomena evolving before our eyes – as audible sound excites various liquids, powders, pastes and iron filings into processes which mimic atomic, geologic, biological, solar and even galactic shapes and movements.

Caution: No computer-generated images appear in these films. Viewing this remarkable scientific artistry can profoundly alter the way you view your world!

~ Between the Worlds ~

Posted in Alchemy, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Between the Worlds ~

A man can do as he will, but not will as he will.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~

~ Causa-Esse-Fieri ~

Posted in Cosmology, Metaphysics, Music, Mysticism, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Causa-Esse-Fieri

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.
~ Plato ~

~ Symmetry & Proportion ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Symmetry & Proportion

We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
Order is repetition of units.
Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm.
~ M. C. Escher ~

Man with a Movie Camera (1929-2003)

Posted in Art House Film, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary, Independent Film, Philosophy, Pure Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Dziga Vertov
Producer: Dziga Vertov
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film / Avant-garde
Country: Russia
Language: None / RU / EN subtitles

Dziga Vertov’s Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Vertov proclaimed the primacy of camera “Kino-Eye” over the human eye. The camera lens was a machine that could be perfected infinitely to grasp the world in its entirety and organize visual chaos into a coherent, objective picture.

Startlingly modern, this film utilizes a groundbreaking style of rapid editing and incorporates innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing power and energy. This film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invents, deploys or develops, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animations and a self-reflexive style.

The film was released with a soundtrack composed by Jason Swinscoe and performed by the British jazz and electronic outfit The Cinematic Orchestra.

In the 2012 Sight and Sound poll, film critics voted Man with a Movie Camera the 8th best film ever made.