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
Daily we pass through neighborhoods without taking the opportunity to stop and look. We know nothing of the people that populate these communities. We are passersby – in a car, riding the light rail, or on foot – traveling too quickly, witnessing nothing of our surroundings.
We have been taught boundaries. We have been taught were to go and where not to go. We draw maps to delineate countries, states, counties, cities, and even neighborhoods. But these maps represent our division…
Within the artistic realm, there is the potential for manipulation, damage, decay, or loss to be exhibited as a creative process. This creation/damage itself occurs both because of, and in spite of, human interaction. The resulting artwork emerges from the collaboration between the disruptor of data and the reorganizer/interpreter of information.