Audio Visual Experiments
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Throughout his artistic career, Trevor Batten has been interested in formal (technology-driven) transformation processes and in digital, generated images (eventually in relation with sound). The video piece 'Audio Visual Experiments' is a compilation of some of his work carried out in 1976-78, with an emphasis on translation processes between sound and images. It contains the following parts:
1.'Composition 1' (1976), where a prepared tape with stored control signals was used to simultaneously produce sound output and to modify the video image;
2.'Stockholm' (1976), in which the soundtrack modifies the constant black and white video camera image;
3.'Circuit' (1976), where the artist takes a first step towards the development of an autonomous system for th… control structure and the audiovisual mapping;
4.Study for 'Audio-Visueel III' (1978), a colour remake of 'Stockholm' (1976);
5.'Pulse Demonstration' (1976), with first steps in the development of an image generator. Here, Batten uses a simple video synthesis system which influences the movement of the line on the screen. The audio results of interference between the video channel and the empty audio channel. Read more...