Telc (1974), The Vasulkas, video, 5'14''
This tape belongs to the series of experiments with Rutt/Etra Scan Processor (alongside other works such as "Reminiscence" (1974) and "C-Trend", among others). The Scan Processor is a scan deflection tool designed by Steve Rutt and Bill Etra in 1973.
In "Telc", the Scan Processor is used to transform portapak images from a trip to a town in Southern Bohemia. Like faded memories, images of the landscape and people are sculpted and abstracted, as the energy of the image is translated into electronic scan lines. The recorded sound remains unaltered. The Scan Processor was created by Steve Rutt and Bill Etra, and the Colouriser by Eric Siegel.
This work is also featured alongside the titles Heraldic View, Soundsize and 1-2-3-4 in the 1974 compilation Selecte Works II.
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