Time Pieces

The inspiration for Time Pieces comes from various sources. The creation process included envisioning a dream or hallucinatory state based upon a crossing over between consciousness and unconsciousness, the real and the imagined. Elements suggest transition, projection, progressive concatenation. The video culminates with the breaking of the ego and hinting at disintegration. While the first 4 minutes seem plodding, contemplative yet distracted, the finale is loose and energetic as the ego undergoes its transformation. This video is the culmination of about 6 months of experimentation.
The music was composed by theUse (theusemusic.bandcamp.com) and video created by Jim Tuite.

  • Jim Tuite
  • theUse
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  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Jim Tuite

Jim Tuite is a media artist and curator based in the New Jersey/New York area. He has created videos and VJ performances for musicians from around the world. He also works in painting, collage and photography.

Tuite’s videos have been featured at the Index Art Center, Spectrum, Panoply Lab, The Rotunda, Goodbye Blue Monday, ExperiMENTAL Music festivals, Omega Sound Fix festivals I and II, Classwar Karaoke, Wild Torus and Certain Circuits magazine. He has been the curator for the ExperiMENTAL Music Festival 6 Film and Video event.

His collaborators include: Pas Musique, The Use, diNMachine, John 3:16, Rasplyn, Semisolid, [ówt krì], Damien Olsen, Pulcinella, Ping Pong, Semisolid, Not Blood Paint, Trinitron, Loop B, Richard Lainhart, Bloater, The Jazzfakers, Laura Mylott Manning, David First, among others.

His influences include interactive video artists such as Gary Hill, Toni Dove, Grahame Weinbren; video artists such as Stan Brakhage; filmmakers including Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, Bela Tarr, Jean-Luc Godard, and Japanese cinema of the 1950s and 60s. experimental music and soundscapes, 20th Century Modernism, as well as the writings of Jean Baudrillard, Roland Barthes and Buddhist philosophy.
Jim Tuite is an MFA graduate of School of Visual Arts.

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