“Now Playing” records the feeling of a movie – the overall color cast of each individual frame – and sequences it left to right / top to bottom in the same manner as our music and writing. Borrowing from the formatting of a computer screen, each frame of a video or film is reduced to the size of one pixel and placed next to the moment in time that preceded it.
In each image the viewer is able to examine a representation of the entirety of a film while calling upon his/her memory of the experience of having seen the film. In essence, the image is a visual score of the temporal experience of the film that can be read or viewed in an instant.
A full archive of movies processed through this process can be found at: http://www.shsarts.com/wip/nowplaying.htm