Bad (2011)
Steina, 1979, 2'09''

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In 'Bad', Steina rhythmically weaves sound and image to examine the up/down, right/left movement, and squeezing/stretching of a digital image, using her own face as visual material. Steina explained in this context: 'The work is a play on a computer performance. By a simple command: "add one", the machine scrambles for its pictorial and tonal expressions, succeeding at random.' This highly complex image calculation provides an interesting example from the early works of the Vasulkas showing how they creatively forced the medium and attempted to exceed the limitations of the machine.

  • Date: 1979
  • Length: 2'09''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: abstraction, conceptual
  • Keywords: perception, video (subject), electronics, interaction sound/image, image, deconstruction