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These are mostly time-lapse experiments with custom soundtracks.
I used to carry cameras and audio recorders wherever I went.
These are a result of that – a combination of an old Nikon for the imagery, a Zoom for the audio and the Adobe Creative Suite to bring them together with the soundtracks I composed, performed and recorded.
January 25, 2021 12:10 pmPublished by John Carmody
"The Spirit Of '59" is a mixed-media découpage exploration of the days back when music was good.
This piece shows footage from when it was built about 10 years ago, as well as more up-to-date imagery (and yet another reference to The Who.)
January 5, 2021 12:43 pmPublished by John Carmody
"Seer/Sucker (aka The Illustrated Man's Guitar)" is a mixed-media découpage exploration of better days in the USA.
Taking a bass guitar that was a birthday gift to me from Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens, I set out to relocate it and me to a whole new plane using good ol' paper and paste.
There's a story hidden inside - see it in the midst of still photos; time-lapse imagery; frame-by-frame animation, and straight video.
I shot the photographs and video using a cheap-o camera, composed & arranged the soundtrack music, and except for John O. on the drums, played all the instruments.
April 11, 2018 3:22 pmPublished by John Carmody
Dreamy convulsions of the Corcoran College of Art's Flagg Building as seen through the eyes of a ghost having a nightmare, trapped inside the building looking to get out. The museum now is mostly emptiness and scaffolding - large spaces and labyrinths of horizontal and vertical behind-the-scenes passageways disclose abandoned student work amid debris in shadow and reflection and stories-obscuring billowing sheets. Late at night after class there's nobody there.
June 25, 2014 4:15 pmPublished by John Carmody
Time-Lapse experiments shot mostly in my studio, mostly found moments from x-ray vision to the dancing bat. Soundtrack song was written by me & performed by one of my bands – turn it up loud: there is a smoking guitar solo.
November 2, 2013 3:06 pmPublished by John Carmody
A time-lapsed treatment of the 29th annual Gonzaga College High School Carmody Open - October 6, 2013. The Carmody Open is a 501(c)3 organization designed to raise scholarship funds for fatherless boys to attend Gonzaga College High School in the District. About to begin its 4th decade, the annual Carmody Open Golf Tournament has raised scholarship funds in excess of $1.3 million dollars.
Turn on your speakers.
July 1, 2014 2:09 amPublished by John Carmody
Time lapse experiments in/around Washington, Maryland's Eastern Shore and Ground Zero, NYC. Turn on your speakers. Look for hints of French impressionism, Soviet constructivism, American pop art, Japanese Imperialist re-education and the global surveillance state.
August 6, 2010 5:57 pmPublished by John Carmody
This is time lapse video of the start of the first Washington DC blizzard in February 2010, shot in upper NW around midnight…This was in the first couple hours of the storm, we knew it would be big, did not know another storm was right behind it…
August 6, 2010 5:53 pmPublished by John Carmody
18 days and nights in the life of my front porch… I used a cheap infra-red surveillance camera to automatically shoot and upload motionDetected imagery to my server…then I created this spontaneous timeLapse of frontPorch so-called “mundanities”…no video/motion…10,000+ lo-res images.
July 17, 2014 1:35 amPublished by John Carmody
"You believe in what you do?!"
Growing up in Washington, D.C. you get used to national news being local, especially when it comes to war.
These are scenes from a 2003 war protest here in the District. This particular event featured participants both pro- and anti-, much bitterness emerged quickly on all fronts. Using audio and video, I wanted to capture and present the nightmarish quality of the surroundings.
August 6, 2010 6:07 pmPublished by John Carmody
The US flag, in the background and unwatched at an art show…I was at DC Art-O-Matic and saw a whole lot of good and bad work, but a flag off to the side and outside caught my attention. So much of the USA is going down the drain – people get crasser, stupider and more foolish and continue chipping away at national and individual dignity…listen to the words of the speakers, be mesmerized by more than the flag’s waves….these are good words on the state of the union…
July 24, 2014 11:36 pmPublished by John Carmody
Intro to a lecture for an Art History class I taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design: Digital Media Culture. I put together coverage of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster using obsolete media to fuel the discussion: “How will we communicate 75 years from now? To what extent will contemporary modern media be extant then?”
July 15, 2014 6:13 pmPublished by John Carmody
I gave up TV in 1992. Living without the extensions of modern media garbage is a luxury I urge you to embrace. This video combines physics, dissatisfaction and insanity to represent how those who’ve not yet pulled the plug are utterly wasting their lives. I wrote and played all the instruments except for the drums and cello, and built the samples,
July 17, 2014 1:33 amPublished by John Carmody
Ever heard of the Collyer Brothers? This is a time-lapse rumination on the ruination of pop culture – the discarding and obsolescence of perfectly good media types and content. Un-planned and backwards, this is a complaint about how modern popular culture is garbage, and that generally what was, was better.
August 6, 2010 5:49 pmPublished by John Carmody
Imagine a 10-megaton nuclear weapon being airburst directly on top of a person who utterly deserves it. At that moment, the instant of direct impact, her true and simultaneous inner natures are revealed for all to see.
July 24, 2014 11:34 pmPublished by John Carmody
I remixed & animated this classic rock song for one of the New Media Photojournalism graduate classes I taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The idea was to introduce people to observing sound with their eyes, not their ears.
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Mostly, I focus on recreations of ephemeral relics from the better days of the USA.