Light Bulb with circular update (camera zoom + pan + variable clock)

1981 | 00:03:56 | United States | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | 3/4" U-matic video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Image Processing, Memory, Video History

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"Real time digital buffer recording, light bulb, panning camera motor and turntable. Light Bulb, the title says it almost all. Real time recording events. Two cameras, light bulb, camera panning motor, electric lazy susan, spinning white paper rectangle for the clip. Using the first digital video frame buffer I built together with David Jones, video buffer number one with variable clock. Several minutes of Rube Goldberg like digital electronics and optical props and motors. No computer, just entergetic digital slivers, shimmering and shattering." 

– Peer Bode

Exhibitions + Festivals

1982 “The Electronic Image” Curated by Dr. Maureen Turim, The American Center, Paris, France

1982 “Video by Peer Bode” School of the Art Institute Chicago and The Center for New Television, Chicago IL

1983 “The Electronic Image – Video Tapes, Photographs and Computer Prints” University Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, Binghamton NY

1983 “The Artist and the Computer – Video Tapes, Photographs and Computer Prints” City College of New York, New York NY

1983 “Electronic Image Processing” Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo NY

1984 “Signals as Instruments” Curated by Chris Hill, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo NY

1984 “Video at the Kitchen” Kitchen, New York NY

1984 “Video and Computer Show” P.S.1, New York NY

1984 “Computer Print Outs” and “Process Tapes and Computer Prints” S.U.N.Y at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

1985 “Video and Digital Art, The Process Tapes” University of Toledo, Toledo OH

1985 “New Digital Rhetorics and The Unknown” New Channels series, Curated by Chris Hill, Carnegie Cultural Center, North Tonawanda NY

1985 “Artist and Computer - Digital Video and Computer Prints” Curated by Neil Zusman, City College of New York, New York NY

2001 "Peer Bode Video Arts" Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2011 "Works by Robert Barry, Peer Bode, Nikolas Gambaroff, Raymond Hains, and Ryan Sullivan" Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York NY