Great article over at Wired about Rebecca Allen, a pioneer in the field of computer art who helped Kraftwerk create a video to match its electronic sound. Allen was the creative genius at the helm for 1986′s “Musique Non Stop,” one of the earliest examples of rendered 3-D graphics in a music video.
“If you look at that video, everything is very deliberate — I had a lot of time to think about it,” Allen said. “It looks a bit rough and sketchy in a way, but that’s what I wanted; I didn’t want a slick computer graphics look…. When you move things on a frame buffer on the computer screen, it shows the red, green and blue colors sort of separately, and I played with that too…. This is digital art, and this is what it looks like when you work.”
Two weeks ago Kraftwerk played at the Museum of Modern Art – their Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 – eight consecutive albums for eight nights and for just 450 people per show. Read more on the NYTimes website.