Nothing from the Future
Phyllis Baldino Nothing from the Future color/sound: nine-channel wireless synced video installation
Nothing from the Future
2013- 2016 (realized 2018)
color/sound: nine-channel wireless synced video installation
27:23:28 minutes per channel

Over three years in the making, "Nothing from the Future" is a nine-channel synchronized wireless video installation. All of the components are self-contained: no internet or electricity is needed during exhibition hours.

There will always be predictions about the future but it is in the everyday where nothing happens on a regular basis. Sure, there are certain days that are more extraordinary than others; but on the whole, one day resembles the next.

The footage is on nine iPads, installed floating in an 11.5 foot diameter circle, with the moving images parallel but not facing each other. The small round Bluetooth speakers also float from the ceiling, one per channel. There are 60 segments total, 35 short clips, and 25 silent moving abstractions. This silent footage was shot in real time, without added animation in post-production. One clip with audio plays at a time while the other eight channels play the silent abstractions. The viewer may or may not see a clip depending on where they are in the circular installation. They may hear the audio in the distance but not be near the footage associated with that audio. Walking around the circle, there is a constant flow of imagery and audio. While watching a silent abstraction, a viewer may be completely surprised when it suddenly turns into one of the 35 clips.

Excerpt footage in the following pages. Also an aerial diagram drawing of the installation.

"Nothing from the Future" was Co-produced by Videoformes and debuted there in March 2018, Clermont-Ferrrand, France (subtitled in French).

Photo courtesy of Videoformes

Nothing from the Future
2018 installation documentation
color/sound: nine-channel wireless synced video installation
27:23:28 minutes per channel

Debut installation at Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France March 2018
Nothing from the Future
excerpt from Channel 2
color/sound: nine-channel wireless synced video installation
27:23:28 minutes per channel

silent abstract footage followed by one of the 35 clips with sound, then back to another silent moving abstraction

this clip was shot at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
Nothing from the Future
excerpt from Channel 9
color/sound: nine-channel wireless synced video installation
27:23:28 minutes per channel

silent abstract footage followed by one of the 35 clips with sound, then back to another silent moving abstraction
Nothing from the Future
excerpt from Channel 1
color/sound: nine-channel wireless synced video installation
27:23:28 minutes per channel

silent abstract footage followed by one of the 35 clips with sound, then back to another silent moving abstraction

this clip was shot at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
Nothing from the Future
excerpt from Channel 2
color/sound: nine-channel wireless synced video installation
27:23:28 minutes per channel

silent abstract footage followed by one of the 35 clips with sound, then back to another silent moving abstraction
Phyllis Baldino Nothing from the Future

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