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Sine (digital/analog converter) and Sine reco(r)ded

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Sine (digital/analog converter) and Sine reco(r)ded
installation and animation
with commentary by


Sine (digital/analog converter)

A strip of digital videotape, activated by a fan, flies and snakes a theatre spotlight's cone of light. A sinuous, undulating shadow dances randomly on the wall. A contact microphone captures the videotape's vibrations, which are then amplified and played into the room. Extracted from its cassette, the videotape exists for itself. Discrete information is swallowed, disappearing in the continuous movement generating picture and sound. The videotape's concrete material is torn out its functional container and oriented to conjure a cinematic and dreamlike entity. An abstract phantasmagoria is formed by ephemeral movements and banishes the recording from this infinite and unpredictable projection.


Sine reco(r)ded

This video animation is made of more than a thousand digital photographs captured from the projection of the expanded cinema installation Sine (digital/analog converter). Thus, this work can be understood as a “canned chance” as Duchamp would say about his piece 3 standard Stoppages (1913). According to the speed of the continuous photo shooting, the real movement of the flying tape is considerably accelerated by the animation of the video, which is built at the basic digital video frame rate of 25 pictures per seconds. The linear montage alternates positives and negatives photographs in opposite chronological order, creating a flicker effect.