|The Basics | installation | Public space | Web Version | Technical|
Using a specially programmed search engine,
users can call up images from the Internet which match their search term.
The project's search engine is built on top of the most popular image
search facilities available on the Internet (e.g. Google). Supplied with
a search term, the engine produces first a «hit list». This
list can be several thousand images long, depending on the term. The images
on this «hit list» provide the «raw material»
for the movie . Following the ranking on the «hit list», the
images are animated into a film in real-time, following a fixed and predetermined
score, which consists of a series of interwoven loops.
Since march 2003 «One Word Movie» has been shown as an installation in Media Arts Centers in Europe, Australia, Korea and, as an adapted version, online. What became evident during that time and across the venues is the intuitive character of the work. People from diverse backgrounds, some with, many without any experience with media arts, took up the offer enthusiastically and had films generated based on their own keywords. The work is so self-explanatory that people needed no guidance. Entering a term and hitting return poses no challenge at all. Yet, the results fascinated people, many spent a long time with «One Word Movie», even looking on as others entered their search term.