Gary Warner Collection (Via Scanlines)
Solo video work
TECHNIQUES OF PRODUCTION
Image Bank, Free-to-air television sequences recorded on VHS tape – news, documentaries, B-movies – replayed on domestic TV with exaggerated color saturation – selected fragments filmed using Canon Super 8 camera – most images close-up to exaggerate image degradation, abstraction and selective details from original imagery.
Televisual “snow” patterns filmed in close-up – content-free channels – brownian noise of visual electro-static – swirling pixels – careful to get high-contrast, sharp focus patterns
Slow-motion, pause, roll-bar and other techniques of electronic image manipulation inherent in domestic av technologies used throughout to abstract, distantiate and reform.
Audio-cassette recordings made with Marantz stereo cassette recorder. Some use of 4-track 1/4″ reel-to-reel tape.
Korg MS10 synthesiser, toy piano, casio calculator and other noise-making objects.
Various audio recordings – BBC shortwave radio news, television soundtracks, personal electronic soundworks, video arcades, artist studios in Brisbane, parties in Sydney, computer voice synthesis.
fragments of media recombined to create hermetic audio-visual conflation of irony, humor and pathos
take it, break it, remake it
jarring stylistic transitions, structuralist rhythms, forceful mismatching, wilful poetic disturbance
strategies of repetition, decontextualisation, metonymic inference, crypto-neologism eg “technolateral boundaryland of tv”combining and colliding self-made electronic soundwork and field recordings of street, city and video arcade games with television – david-and-goliath style
Experimental Super 8 Film mastered to digital file
Manipulated and processed Super 8 Film
Kindly reproduced with full permission of Gary Warner.