Part of "The Frame is the Keyframe: Frame Anomalies" at Toronto Animated Image Society.
Hand-dyed machine-knit cotton yarn, steel frames, strobe lights, computer and speakers. Thanks to Brett Zadravetz (tufting and music composition) and Corey Moranis (knitting). Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support (New Media Research Grant).

Inspired by the informal architecture of Mexico City market stalls, Dream House consists of machine-knit and tufted hand dyed cotton yarn, stretched on metal structures. Blanchard reiterates his use of computer-controlled light and pigment to generate the illusion of movement in expanded animation installations. Playing with the chromatic building blocks of computer graphics—red, green and blue—this piece uses MIDI data to establish the “in-betweens” interpolating between these primary colour “keyframes”, the cycle generating a sense of motion in depth as layers of coloured yarn are hidden and revealed in turn.

Dream House