Playing at Pete’s

Spinning strobe vids on dropbox

These videos were all recorded at Pete’s.  I am essentially playing with his artworks.  We used carbon rods to create a spinning frame with mechano and attached his small canvasses to it.  There was just space to fix a torch inside and these videos show me spinning the various constructions with a strobe light setting.

I am focussed on timeframes and units of time at present and the strobe light gives an ilustration of how I view time as a series of static moments between which we extrapolate a sense of happening and action from comparing the sum and difference of two consecutive moments.

The spinning too is playing with time in the other direction, the image blurs into what presents as continuous time: not a moment at all.  This is in opposition to the strobe but weaker than it.

The strange ethereal light on the ceiling was the reflection from acetate film.

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