Studies @ Steina & Woody Vasulka. 1970-71

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

1970-71, 21:53 min, b&w and color, sound
Decay I
Decay II
Studies features the Vasulkas' seminal explorations of electronic image manipulation. These exercises trace the development of the Vasulkas' techniques of image and sound processing.
04:00 1970
Vasulkas' earliest experiments with altering the analog video image. An image is rescanned from the monitor "to capture and preserve the violated state of the standard television signal." The "violations" include deliberately re-adjusting the horizontal hold of the monitor, and then slowly advancing the reel-to-reel tape manually. The repetition of the horizontally drifting video image not only functions as visual rhythm, but is key to the conceptualization of the video image as unrestricted by the concrete frame, as in film. Their  commitment to foregrounding a new electronic image vocabulary and working with other artist/engineers to develop new video instrumentation led to work that reveals the process of its making.

Publié dans Art vidéo - cinéma

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