Julian Palacz

Prime Numbers on a Timeline

generative video ⋅ 2010

The video "Prime numbers on a Timeline" shows five minutes the number of the actual frame provided that the number in question is a prime number. By means of temporalisation the prime number series, thus the mappings on a timeline, their distribution becomes apparent. An uneven pulse is created, a flickering of black numbers on a white background. The number flashes for 1/25 of a second and is put out by blackness. An audio confirmation signal of the number creates a hypnotic and chaotic rhythm. The regularity is given at some point but is mostly disturbed only after a few seconds. A wheel, not entirely round, continuously coming to halt.

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