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10.06.2009 12:49
#46
Progressive Scan Studies
Experiments in traversing space and time in a linear fashion. Joe Winter's animations are both films and drawings of spaces which seem familiar from lived experience, but have been flattened into traces of digital data.
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Joe Winter's work challenges how we understand the space of the computer screen and filmic space-time. For his new online commission, Joe has gone out into the world around him (New York) and shot videos on a small handheld digital video camera. He has then played this movies back with the small screen facing the bed of a flatbed scanner. Each image is thus produced by a linear scan capturing a moving image. What results is a vision of a literal traversal of space and time, and the representation of that traversal shown simultaneously in the images. These studies from Joe's Progressive Scan project remind us that technology, no matter how much it is upgraded, will never be able to truly capture how we see the world. Joe's online 'animations' are at once both films and drawings, which you the viewer can control (in terms of their speed, for instance), of spaces which seem familiar from lived experience, but have been flattened into little more than traces of once live, now archived, digital data.

 
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14.06.2009 12:53
Comment by Georges Perec
... Spaces have multiplied, been broken up ad have diversified... To live is to pass from one space to another, while doing your very best not to bump yourself.