Here the Vasulkas continue to develop the imaging potential of artist-designed electronic devices, as they formally analyze and deconstruct the inherent materiality of video.
In Heraldic View, an oscillator-generated pattern drifts over a camera image of bricks and stone, the patterns modulated by sharp bursts of voltage generated by an audio synthesizer. 1-2-3-4 is an exercise in animating numbers, using four cameras and a multikeyer to re-order and layer the image planes. Soundsize continues the Vasulkas' investigation into the relationship of sound and image. Here a pattern of dots is modulated by sounds generated from a synthesizer, changing size and shape in a visual manifestation of electronic sound. In Telc, a Rutt/Etra Scan Processor is used to transform portapak images from a trip to a town in Southern Bohemia. Like faded memories, images of the landscape and people are sculpted and abstracted, as the energy of the image is translated into electronic scan lines.
Heraldic View: Multikeyer: George Brown. Waveform Generators: Steven Rutt. Dual Colorizer: Eric Siegel.
1-2-3-4: Programmer/Multikeyer/H.D. Variable Clock: George Brown. Dual Colorizer: Eric Siegel.
Soundsize: Scan Processor: Rutt/Etra.
Telc: Scan Processor: Rutt/Etra. Colorizer: Eric Siegel.