Douglas Lloyd Waterman

1971, 21:30 minutes, B&W, sound, shuffling feet and crackling


"A classic exposition of and intervention within, the structural interrelationship of camera, monitor, deck and tape. The camera frames both the performer and its own recording mechanism; Waterman creates static electricity by shuffling his feet on a carpet; he then reaches over and touches the tape just after it passes the recording head, repeating the action until the tape runs out; on replay, the portions of tape demagnetized by his touch are viewed as a band of screen interference before he has begun the action". -Renee Baert

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