Lilith
Steina, 1987, 9'17''

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In 'Lilith', a name that evokes biblical and mystical references, Steina alters the face and voice of painter Doris Cross so that it is submerged within a natural and technological landscape. Employing the imaging techniques of focal plane shift and frame grabbing she creates a constantly shifting visual field in which an image appears to exist in a constant flux of temporal and spatial planes. The woman's electronically distorted speech is processed through a vocoder until it is no longer understandable. In this work Steina is clearly paying tribute to the complexity of the aging female face, its lines and expressions indicating experience and knowledge. At the same time, it can be situated within Steina's project of rethinking landscape and reconfiguring spae. The result is an 'almost sculptural fusion of human figure and landscape' (Steina). Read more...

  • Date: 1987
  • Length: 9'17''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: portrait, sound (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: perception, sound (subject), interaction sound/image, image, movement