nocinema.org

Jérôme Joy
(1999)

Presented in an initial version at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis at the end of the 90's, nocinema.org is an ever-evolving streaming online application developed by Jérôme Joy, and continuously & collectively developed by the nocinema team. This project, between documentary and fiction and developed for the web, generates infinite audio-visual sequences and "interludes". Nocinema.org is a kind of improbable cinema and a film having no beginning and no end, no actors or scene and no scenario, except for the stories we can construct while following the combinations of images and sound : web interludes. Nocinema.org is an automatized system based on a process of selection of live webcams worldwide located, which capture fortuitous "shots" on different locations. These shots are lightly modified by panning and temporization programmings, and sequenced with aleatoric black insert screens. The "soundtrack" process is completely separated from the images sequence, even if we recognize temporary or persistent correspondences made from the surimposition and combination of the two "diegeses" (stories) and processes. The association of the two self-generated processes make the "movie", each time different and different for each one of us. This acts paradoxically such as a machine of slowness that slows down on the Internet, activated by our proper remanences and act of attention. The sound is remixed in real time and each time offers a different overlay and "automatically composed" mix. It is generated from a shared database of soundfiles, continuously nourished by a team of artists: Magali Babin, DinahBird, Christophe Charles, Yannick Dauby, Chantal Dumas, François Dumeaux, Emmanuelle Gibello, Jérôme Joy, Luc Kerléo, Alain Michon, Étienne Noiseau, Jocelyn Robert and Erin Sexton. First developed and hosted on The Thing server, nocinema.org is now on nujus.net.
Programmation, web design and technical development : Jérôme Joy. Programmation v.2.0 (06/2010) : Stéphane Cousot.

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