R. Bruce Elder

Infunde Lumen Cordibus

22 min. colour 2004

“INFUNDE LUMEN CORDIBUS was made using principles derived from Stephen Wolfram’s work on cellular automata (‘A New Kind of Science’) to determine the content and colour of the shots, their duration, and the time of their appearance: the palette of effects, and their rhythmical development... is entirely the result of computational processes that model natural events. John Cage instructed us that art should imitate nature in its manner of operation; I have tried to take the lesson. The music was composed, using related principles, by Colin Clark with the assistance of Josh Thorpe” (R. Bruce Elder). The film’s title translates as “Flood my heart with light” and is best known from a hymn, ascribed to St. Ambrose, used for Sunday Vespers.

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