Front Hand Back Hand

1977 | 00:02:57 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | 1/2" open reel video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Humor, Image Processing, Performance, Video History

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"Actions, states, one B+W video camera, the Paik Abe Colorizer, a video switcher. The two states, a b a b, I put my hand in the camera frame and saw a colored hand shifting. I moved my, the, hand, including back and forth, realizing or connecting to the visual and language potential of front hand and back hand. Giving it some veracity, the pace became about attempting to keep up with the position changes together with verbally reciting front hand back hand, co-coordinating from hand to mouth and mouth to hand."

– Peer Bode

Exhibitions + Festivals

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, 2014

1977 "Peer Bode Video" Arnolfini Art Center, Rhineback NY

1978 14th Annual Avant Garde Festival, Cambridge MA

1978 "The Process Tapes" Experimental Television, Binghamton NY

1979 "Projects: Video XXVIII" Curated by Barbara London, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY