Video

The Inconsequential Skin of Things

1987, 11:00 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 9895

Manipulation of the temporal and pictorial qualities of the recorded image reduces its potential for representation on a conscious level. Inspired by the poem A Blind Man by Jorge Luis Borges this video presents images as textures and surfaces reflecting the two dimensional quality of the video screen and suggesting how a blind person might perceive the world.

The Inconsequential Skin of Things s'inspire du poème de Jorge Luis Borges, Un Ciego, pour imaginer la perception du monde d'une personne aveugle. Les images y sont présentées comme des textures et des surfaces révélant la qualité bi-dimensionnelle de l'écran vidéo. Le traitement des qualités temporelles et picturales de l'image vidéo réduit son potentiel de représentation consciente.

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