Warp
Steina, 2000, 4'12''

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"Warp" was created using the Imagine/ine software, developed in 1997 by Tom Demeyer at STEIM, Amsterdam. This software was developed in close collaboration with Steina herself. At the time of it's creation Image/ine was the first piece of software which allowed users to manipulate uncompressed video in real time on consumer grade computers.

"Warp" makes use of two features of the Image/ine software: the first feature - 'warp' - is a time delay mode, which scans one line at the time, leaving the rest of the image motionless. With the second feature - 'slit scan' – a point or line in a continuously moving image is captured and streamed forward. The capturing line can be at the sides, middle, top or bottom as seen in the video.

Steina's image in "Warp" m
rphs continuously, through both the software effects and her natural movements. The fluctuating image reveals multiperspectival movements and a trail of sculptural forms of movement are left behind in the video.

Through spatial immersion in "Warp", one becomes aware of the interactions between body-and-machine and machine-and-machine and that is not an activity with external features but an internal process.
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  • Date: 2000
  • Length: 4'12''
  • Type: Video
  • Participants: Tom Demeyer
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA