From January to May 2008, Jhave produced a series of 30 sketches, experiments in motion photography, usually involving water, in which he tests out different ways of juxtaposing and superposing his poetic texts with video clips. Published as a blog, Jhave describes the project in the about page as:
I am making a film about god shot on location in my bathroom.
This site chronicles the various screen tests made during production. It is a list of online digital-poetic experiments with source code posted (as often as i get time) that will document the evolution of discrete programming and aesthetic techniques and diverse tangents as they arise in my art practice.
During those six months, these sketches document his exploration of kaleidoscope photography, liquids of different viscosities, different interfaces, textual pacing, animation, positioning, and use of Flash effects and much more. The first one, “Kaleidoscope Study #1” explores multiple videos of water (with and without objects) as a background for scheduled unrhyming couplets.
Others, like “Eyes – CU” uses kaleidoscopic motion photography of a face underwater to both draw attention to the very human details of pore, hair follicles, and the nooks and crannies where air bubbles accumulate, while at the same time creating monstrous inhuman symmetries.
Still in the bathroom, the kaleidoscopic photography can turn a tiled shower into a symmetrical cell, where fragmented doubled human bodies are trapped and poetic texts fall into place.
Towards the end of the study, Jhave had moved out of the confines of the bathroom to photograph the water flows of thawing Montreal, as well as human and vehicular traffic flows in Brazil.
When you open the study, remember that it is a blog, so the last posting will be the first one you see. I suggest you scroll down to the bottom and explore this chronologically to see how certain ideas and techniques evolve and flow.
And since Jhave published the source materials and code, this is a gold mine of intuition into his artistic, poetic, and programming development.