Resistance Today (1987)

ARTIST

Gary WARNER

 

 

PROVENANCE

Gary Warner Collection (Via Scanlines)

 

DATE

1987

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Solo video work

 

CONTEXTUAL INFO

TECHNIQUES OF PRODUCTION

IMAGERY

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

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.

 

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

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

 

LOCI

Brisbane

 

MEDIA

Experimental Super 8 Film mastered to digital file

 

NOTES

Manipulated and processed Super 8 Film

 

RELEVANT ATTRIBUTION

Kindly reproduced with full permission of Gary Warner.

 

PERMALINK

http://remix.org.au/portfolio_page/garywarner-resistancetoday/

Tags
Gary Warner, Sound Art, Super 8, Super Eight, Video Art
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