The piece is called White on White and is described as an "algorithmicnoir." The story beautifully presents itelf as a tense cinematic expanse with a seeming narrative structure but this is just the beginning of this deceivingly simple introduction. White on White consists of 3,000 film clips, 80 narrative audio clips and 150 music clips all ranging in length. A programmed randomizer matches these segments up to endlessly create the project each viewer views, a film that can infinitely be reconfigured telling a version of the same idea forever. I can't begin to describe the intensity that one can watch this film with; looking for patterns, patterns emerging, the random seeming so selective, the deliberate, constant layering of ideas that had to occur in production for sense to be made- the thickness of actual construction is art alone, a new frontier in editing!
The narrative and imagery revolve around the story of a man's journey through his life as some kind of ecologist/spy/vessel evoking themes of Russian surveillance, natural disaster, exploitation, covert life and existences hidden on the edges of all areas of living. The story is framed in perspective with the addition of Eve's (blurrily pictured with Jim White, margaritas and maracas below!) collective company, The Rufus Corporation, as they write on their blog about their travels, trials and inspiration for filming as they voyaged alone, thrown out into the heart of the Asian Steppe, journeying toward something in the same (supposed) random manner life, and the project, progress. The lush cinematography and the barren landscapes of the locations the work was shot in are so unique in both content and style alone- a true, strong artistic vision!