(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

20 May 2013

video_dumbo: Re-Return to Sender

Exhibited through May 25th at Eyebeam, as part of video_dumbo 2013, Re-Return to Sender,   explores and manipulates the devices, which generally create the image. The exhibition "speculates about the imagined consciousness of digital and electromagnetic moving image displays and projection apparatus."

 Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Transposition, 2013

Transposition, an interactive video installation, by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, reacts to its audience using a projector, CPU, MDF, a surveillance camera, and sound speakers. A structure composed of 144 vertical lines made of elastic is illuminated by a video projector. Once the participant crosses the space between the projector and the image, with use of custom software, the patterns change based upon the motions of the moving participant.

Daniel Canogar, Spin, 2010
Daniel Canogar's installation, Spin, plays upon piracy in the film industry; here, the copied contents of 100 discarded DVDs are projected back onto their surface, and its reflection creating celestial-like bodies, floating in space.

Steina + Woody Vasulka, Reminiscence, 1974
Steina and Woody Vasulka's experiments are the earliest examples in this show demonstrating "the origin of the video medium's signal-as-protagonist theme." The wavy image is actually the deconstruction of "digital images into two-and three-dimensional properties."

These are but a few of the handful of experimental video art showcased. Take some time out of your week to check it out yourself!

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