Sedition Art Gallery

Twisted Crystals

Doug Foster’s video Twisted Crystals was inspired by the microscopic motion that takes place inside the pixels of liquid crystal displays, such as the displays used as television and computer screens. Footage of rotating crystalline materials – like glass, quartz and amethyst – was repeated, mirrored and expanded using an editing process that echoes the way that crystals grow in nature.

Twisted Crystals was inspired by the microscopic motion that takes place inside the pixels of liquid crystal displays

The visual experience is enhanced by a one hertz base rhythm imposed on the imagery and accompanying soundtrack – one hertz being one of the most effective frequencies for calming human brain activity.

View and purchase Twisted Crystals digital edition on Sedition. 

DOUG FOSTER

British artist and filmmaker Doug Foster (b.1961) produces large scale digital film installations that play with symmetry and exploit the human eye's susceptibility to optical illusion.

Four years later he took on the role of chief lighting cameraman at one of the premier visual effects film studios in London. In 1993 Foster joined the renowned Blink Productions as a commercials director. He made films all over the world and garnered some of the industry’s highest awards, including Silvers and Golds from D&AD, BTAA and Creative Circle.

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