Intercept the Rays
Nan Hoover, 1982, 11'02''

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This poetic visual depiction in colour emphasises Hoover's interest in the line – a characteristic element of her work. Trained in the traditional arts, her roots are still evident in the interest of line. A figure moves slowly from the right to the left of the screen, colliding with projected lines of a reddish tinge. The figure moves in slow motion; sometimes a zoom is used, reconfiguring the composition of the body in motion and the projected horizontal lines.
Nan Hoover succeeds not only in exploring the possibilities of video to the full, she also succeeds in establishing a viable relationship with the innovation of those other classical media in art which deal with the flat plane: drawing and painting.

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Stefan Aquili
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  • Date: 1982
  • Length: 11'02''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: registration (technique), light, movement, perception, representation