- a Performance
- by Rob Gawthrop
- Description (english) A live work for two 16mm projectors, single screen, stereo sound, devices and projectionist. Movement, of found-footage of a man shovelling earth into a wheel-barrow, is reconstructed live. An electro-mechanical device is used to lengthen and shorten the intervals between the frames and sequences of two superimposed loops projected onto one screen. The images between the intervals are audibly marked, using the same device to scrape across amplified corrugated card. The pitch raises as intervals shorten and lowers when increased. The consequential synchronised image/sound rhythms, shift in and out of phase, flicker and strobe to present altering perceptual experiences as the length between intervals are continually varied. (includes flashing imagery throughout) Technical notes and set-up: Two 16mm projectors (preferably manual Eiki/Elf) A table for the projectors Stereo sound system / PA A cinema space with projection from a raised (or projection box) position would be most suitable providing enough access to control the projectors and sound. If in a gallery type space careful positioning would be needed to minimise interruption of the projection beams.