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06 FEBRUARY 2014

Pierre Hébert: Around Perception (1968)

"Around Perception is a groundbreaking experiment on computer–based animation, consisting of 11 audiovisual events designed to baffle cognition and unrest comfortable notions of reality. Unlike most of his later films, Hébert chose not to collaborate with top–notch experimental musicians and created the soundtrack himself. In this, he followed a method also used by Norman McLaren: to scratch sound directly onto the film itself. The relation between sound and picture, however, is not as symbiotic as in McLaren's Synchromy: although there are organic reactions between the two domains, one is not a direct translation of the other. This, of course, need not be seen as a weakness. Indeed, with its fast–paced changes of color and geometrical patterns, and the employment of Columbia–like richly crafted electronic tones, Around Perception works as a tremendously hallucinatory exercise in trompe l'oeil (and l'oreille) techniques. Or, as stated by Hébert himself at the beginning of the film, an exercise 'for the mind and against the mind'."

(The Sound of Eye)

Fig.1 "Around Perception", Director: Pierre Hébert, Year: 1968, Time: 16 mins, Music: Pierre Hébert.

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Simon Perkins
13 JUNE 2010

Looksley's Line Up: hidden picture 3-D diorama

"In this unique take on hidden picture games, you'll move the Nintendo DSi system to change your view of various 3–D dioramas. Peer deeply into the scene as you shift the system, watching as layers within the diorama move to reveal previously unseen letters and objects. As you collect these letters and objects, you'll meet new characters and spell words that will open additional stages with more sets of hidden items to find. Particular stages contain secret pictures, offering your observation skills an even greater test."

(Nintendo)

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2010anamorphicdioramafigures in spacegamesillusionillusionistic space • Looksley's Line Up • NintendoNintendo DS • Nintendo DS Lite • Nintendo DSi • optical illusionspacespectacletrompe-loeilvideo gamevisual communicationvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
27 OCTOBER 2008

Playful Revisions of Fine Art Masters

[Revision of "Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her Sisters" – by unknown master of the second school of Fontainebleau, and Edvard Munch's The Scream]

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Simon Perkins
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