The House of Usher
Videoinstalation The Fall of the House of Usher is inspired by the novel by E.A. Poe and the story is adapted and stylized into 1-bit animation. Decadent environment of victorian society is captured by 1-bit graphics made by a microchip that is built inside a interactive retro style box. The box (narrator-the witness of the story) is installed on tall plinth with built in projector and speaker and can be manipulated by movement of viewers hand or by just passing by. This interaction is part of the story and it interferes the linearity of the narration by real time-rendered fragments from different parts of the story. This destructive nature of the interaction represents the schizophrenic element of the main character of the story.
The process of animation is influenced by the rendering of the microchip that is the source and the performer of the story. This chip is very lo-fi and it reveals the technical qualities of the medium of animation. This use of lo-fi means for story telling is postmodern aplication of technology, that was earlier analysed by experimental process.