photos + creepy music = consciousness theater

Flickeur (pronounced like Voyeur) randomly retrieves images from and creates an infinite film with a style that can vary between stream-of-consciousness, documentary or video clip. All the blends, motions, zooms or timeleaps are completely random. Flickeur works like a looped magnetic tape where incoming images will merge with older materials and be influenced by the older recordings’ magnetic memory. The virtual tape will also play and record forward and backward to create another layer of randomness. This principle will create its own sometimes very suggestive or scary story. It might take a few minutes until the tape has accumulated enough material to not show any empty screens anymore. “

Definitely worth checking out. Amazing how a movie/slideshow made purely out of randomness can still have some meaning. Well the one that was generated when i went to the site did 🙂 In a weird kind of way.

By Mark Forrester

Co-founder of WooThemes. Makers of WooCommerce - acquired by Automattic. Mark is a husband, dad, early stage investor, photographer, gadget geek and sports fanatic. Proudly based in Cape Town, South Africa.


  1. Ever read William Gibson? He’s a futuristic sci-fi writer and this site emulates his book “Pattern Recognition”. The core concept is exactly the same. Great book, cool site. Really enjoyed visiting it, just wouldn’t recommend it on substances!

  2. Hi Steven glad you like the blog. Will have a look out for that book.

    You referring to the site content being too diverse and following no singular topic? Is that why you wouldn’t recommend it? If so, I completely understand and have had that comment before. But I have had a lot of people commenting that that is what they like the most about this site. Its diversity.

    Thanks for the critism though, its always constructive.

  3. Nooit bru. Love the merging randomness. Meant like not for those bodies doing any form of hallucinogenics – could induce serious freaking out! No critism, only a warning to the uninitiated.

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