Aria
Steina, 1987, 3'12''

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A short animated sequence of a door opening onto a room reveals the face of painter Doris Cross, overlayed against a plane of colourful geometric shapes. The image is slowed down, emphasising the woman's movements and expressions. Her electronically distorted speech is processed through a vocoder until it is no longer understandable, and yet instead exhibits music-like qualities.

Similar technique's are also demonstrated in Steina's work “Lilith”, in which Steina alters the face and voice of painter Doris Cross, so that it is submerged within a natural and technological landscape.

  • Date: 1987
  • Length: 3'12''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual, computer animation, portrait
  • Keywords: perception, artist, video (subject), life, sound (subject), interaction sound/image, image, deconstruction