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Robinson, DA 2002 , 'Physicality of the analogue', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Inside the video player, spools spin, sensors read
and heads rotate, generating an analogue signal from the
videotape running through the system to the monitor.
Within this electro mechanical space there is opportunity
for intervention. Its accessibility allows direct
manipulation to take place, creating imagery on the tape
as pre-recorded signal of black burst without sound rolls
through its mechanisms.
The actual physical contact, manipulation of the
tape, the moving mechanisms and the resulting images are
the essence of the variable electrical space within which
the analogue video signal is generated. In a way similar to
the methods of the Musique Concrete pioneers, or
EISENSTEIN's refinement of montage, I have explored the
physical possibilities of machine intervention. I am
working with what could be considered the last traces of
analogue - audiotape was superseded by the compact
disc and the videotape shall eventually be replaced by
digital video. For me, analogue is the space inside the
video player. My work involves physical manipulation of
the tape and moving parts within this space.
This exegesis examines examples and texts of artists using
tape-based and digital media and discusses
the processes behind what I consider to be an extreme
video vision. My interventions push the boundaries of
analogue vision and sound.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Robinson, DA
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Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 2002. Includes bibliographical references

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