A Washington Project for the Arts Coup d’Espace project
curated by Steven H. Silberg and Neil C. Jones
October 12 – November 29, 2012
2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Participating artists: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Scott Blake, Patterson Clark, Jarrett Davis, Samantha DiRosa, Gary Duehr, Mark Geil, Julee Holcomb, Ryan Hoover, Miyakawa, Michele Montalbano, Matteo Pasin, Jessica Rowshandel, Sarah Sachs, Ali Seley, s/n coalition, Eric Souther, and Erika Stearly.
A full catalog from the exhibition is available at http://scriptio-inferior.com
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For Love represents the reduction of a video into a single print. Similar to other Reductive Video works, the changes in motion and movement are layered to create impressions of these on-screen activities.
The source material for this exploration was appropriated from online amateur pornographic video-sharing websites.
These experiments in “Reductive Video” are an homage to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, Étienne-Jules Marey, and Thomas Eakins, bringing their ideas into the 21st century by highlighting the changes in motion and movement as experienced and recorded by technology. Video is captured and processed, comparing one frame of video against the next. Only those pixels that differ from the previous frame are then displayed.
Baltimore Light Rail – Mount Royal Station – November 2009
Inspired by the Lumiere Brothers’ “The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station (1895)”
Cape Neddick, Maine – August 2007
Read the Reductive Video Project Statement / Watch the video overview
“Pixel lapse” photography is the process of creating an image one pixel at a time. Beginning in the upper left corner, pixels are captured sequentially at a set rate until the entire image is formed.
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“Now Playing” records the feeling of a movie – the overall color cast of each individual frame – and sequences it left to right / top to bottom in the same manner as our music and writing. Borrowing from the formatting of a computer screen, each frame of a video or film is reduced to the size of one pixel and placed next to the moment in time that preceded it.