Frank A Farris
Back in 1997, I visited the Geometry Center and was helped to create my first primitive movies of vibrating wallpaper. In 2011, I realized the dream of using photographs as color wheels for wallpaper images and this led to my book about wallpaper. Only in 2017 was I able to create my own movies of vibrating wallpaper. Barbara Day Turner, founding conductor of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, saw my movies in 2017 and proposed a collaboration. She commissioned composer William Susman to write "In a State of Patterns" to accompany my animations, which are based on five photographs of California scenes. Susman's post-minimalist minimalism is a perfect marriage to the mesmerizing images of wallpaper that changes dreamily as we watch.