Selected Treecuts
Steina, 1977, 5'52''

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'Selected Treecuts' is a formal examination of the distinction between camera-generated and digital images, and a layered juxtaposition of contrasting representations of reality.
A zoom lens moves slowly in and out on a group of trees, alternating between digitized and camera-generated, "real" images. The movement in the tape is produced by the automated zoom lens and rotating prism; the images switch rhythmically between camera images and digital images held briefly in computer memory. The contrast between the two types of images forms an essay in motion and stillness, the organic and the synthetic, tracing a trajectory from the photographic to the electronic.

  • Date: 1977
  • Length: 5'52''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: abstraction
  • Keywords: electronics, image, movement, perception, video (subject)