Bob Snyder: Sound and Video 1975-1990

00:54:00 | 1 DVD

Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Chicago Art, Music

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Bob Snyder: Sound and Video 1975-1990

A compilation of works by Bob Snyder, remarkable for their formal elegance, conceptual scope and sensual lusciousness.

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Bob Snyder, Winter Notebook
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This tape exemplifies Snyder’s early experiments with the image processor. Articulated patterns of alternating wavelength and amplitude of both sound and light are arranged to produce abstract compositions. Voltages processed by an Emu sound...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: chicago art, music, video history

Bob Snyder
1978 | 11:00
Icron
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Using the image processor as it was intended as a performance instrument, Icron exploits the processor’s real-time capabilities: the image and soundtrack were generated through simultaneous improvisation, although the color was added later. The...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: chicago art, image processing, music, video history

Bob Snyder
1979 | 10:00
Lines of Force
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Lines of Force opens with footage of a dramatic explosion. For most of the piece, the screen is divided, into a triptych at first, and slowly into horizontal and vertical bars. Electronically manipulated footage shows a man walking, a marching band...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: chicago art, image processing, video history

Trim Subdivisions
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This tape deviates from the more purely formal investigations of Snyder’s earlier work; it has no soundtrack and uses camera images exclusively. Employing Quantel digital effects and editing procedures, a novelty in video post-production at the...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: architecture, chicago art, image processing

Spectral Brands
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[This] is my first attempt to construct a video piece using one set of generative intervals for both sound and color. All of the color in the piece is orchestrated in brightness ‘octaves’ corresponding to the registration of the pitches in the...

 

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: chicago art, consumer culture, music

Hard and Flexible Music
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In this video diptych, Snyder uses image and music to depict opposing forces in semi-abstract terms. Exploring processes of fracture and permutation, Hard and Flexible Music contrasts two groups of images, gridded architectural structures and fluid...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: chicago art, music