Thursday, August 26, 2010

Exhibiting Artist : Kevin Kay

In this digital version of the Super 8 Black and White film Untitled, Kay pays homage to what we often describe as antiquated tools in the style of early video art, where the crossover between film and video were explored.

By nature film is a transparent membrane. Images are formed when light passes through each frame. With the aid of a film projector, television, analog video camera and VCR, this work is created by continually layering imagery. The membranes of tracing paper, the glass of the TV monitor, the image being played and VCR feedback vary the level of opacity from the re-shot projection.

The result is a collage in flux, one that may never need to have a definitive end to its process, using the television glass screen as a canvas.

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