Mark Trayle Pumpkin Blossom

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I grew pumpkins over the summer. The blossoms opened in the early morning and closed up later in the day when it warmed up. While they were open the blossoms were a busy site for insect activity. In Pumpkin Blossom I'm using very simple procedures of delay and inversion to process video of these insects moving on the surface of the flower. The video processing renders most of the flower invisible, leaving the insects to trace it's shape. It's a bit of a departure from my other video projects, where sound is transcoded to moving pixels, or vice versa. Here, the movement of the insects triggers sounds from a rather noisy sonic palette. The pumpkins were small, but tasted pretty good.

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