Wireless camera with remotely controlled turntable on pole spun by performer. This is an extract, the full video can be seen at asquare.org/works/livefeed
These performances / experiments concerning movement were among the first to be carried out on the morning of saturday the 21st. Equipment mobility, light weight and ease of use were the primary advantages explored. These entailed the possibility to place / position the cameras in unexpected places and angles, spin the camera along multiple axes and view the camera from a distance if necessary.
Performances tended to evolve fluidly from each other. Two methods were employed for the use of video as part of the performance and as a means of documenting it.
Initially video (with no audio, Movement 1 and 2) was broadcast to someone other than the performer operating the camera. A receiver connected to a DV camera was used to receive, view and record what the camera saw of the performance. As a result the camera operator could not see what was produced yet could be instructed by those viewing the signal as to what was more or less successful.
In the second method employed, video was used firstly as the vision of the performer who was blindfolded and secondly, using a DV camera, as a means to document the performance (shown in Movement 3). Here we see a record of the performer and the performance, an overall view, as opposed to in the first method where we see the video employed in the actual performance. Control of what the camera sees is essentially placed in the hands of the camera operator enhancing their use of the camera, however at the same time their actual vision is restricted forcing them to depend on this technological, prosthetic vision. Both of these methods later led to several ideas employed in the displaced vision performances.
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