A  Scenic Scenic

 
A Scenic Scenic loop, 11 minutes RGB Projector, VHS Television, VHS remix of "A Scenic Harvest from the Kingdom of Pain" 2014

A Scenic Scenic

loop, 11 minutes

RGB Projector, VHS Television, VHS remix of "A Scenic Harvest from the Kingdom of Pain"

2014

A Scenic Scenic was created for the exhibition Cradle to Grave: Re-Appropriation, Obsolescence, and the Arts at the University at Buffalo. Outdated technologies were provided with the directive to utilize them in new artworks.

technologies utilized: 

  • 1981 RGB Projector
  • 198_ Television with VCR
  • VHS tape of "A Scenic Harvest from the Kingdom of Pain" - (documentary on machine art group Survival Research Labs filmed in 1984)
  • Olympus C3000

Creation Process:

The original copy of "A Scenic Harvest from the Kingdom of Pain" was played on the television, snippets were re-recorded onto a new VHS tape. Still portions were captured with  the Olympus C3000 and recorded onto the tape via an RCA cable.  The new video piece was then looped onto another VHS tape.

Final Presentation:

The remix was played on the television, but projected through the RGB projector back onto the wall. The RGB projector was designed to project the image onto a curved surface, therefore projecting onto the wall produced a stretched, out of focus image.