This is a confluence of intent and a revisiting of an iconic animation by Norman McLaren titled Synchromy (1971). McLaren's Synchomy is an early form of machine art, a formal modernist gesture revealing & reveling in the immediate transparency of code and signal, a chimerical fantasy of speculative references--prophetic futurism reading itself, speaking itself. Robot Pavlov Sputnik reinterprets and composits the morphic quality of code, its slippage and variability, creating a highly saturated abstracted wave ocean horizon/sunrise pulsed imagistcally by the musical track. Composited clips include Devils Girls From Mars (1954), Pudovkin's Mechanics of the Brain (1926), a study of Pavlov's classical conditioning experiments and an animation of the Sputnik launch (1957).

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