2015, Thu, Jan 29

Scanning Deep

with: Arash Nassiri, Patrick Lichty

The fascination of the mechanical-optical-chemical Capture All has long been eclipsed by that of imaging modalities.

"I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, I am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see." (D. Vertov about the camera, 1923) The fascination of the mechanical-optical-chemical Capture All has long been eclipsed by that of imaging modalities. A scan does not look at the world, it samples it, penetrating deeper into the material and altering it.

Röntgenstrahlen by Martin Rikli, de 1937, 18 min
Cristaux liquides by Jean Painlevé, fr 1978, 7 min
Electronic Linguistic by Gary Hill, us 1977, 4 min
Subterranean Homesick SSTV Blues by Patrick Lichty, us 2014, 9 min
Doing My Rounds, Checking Some Rounds by Emily Pelstring, ca 2013, 6 min
Some Part of Us Will Have Become, uk, 2012, 4 min
Tehran-Geles by Arash Nassiri, fr, 2014, 18 min