Crossings and Meetings (Excerpt)

Ed Emshwiller

1974 | 00:27:33 | United States | English | Color | Mono |

Collection: Single Titles

Crossings and Meetings explores the image and sound of a walking man, expanding a simple image into increasingly complex permutations and arriving at what Emshwiller calls a "visual fugue" in time and space. Emshwiller uses various techniques to develop his images: fast-forward, rewind, multiple keying, audio modulations, etc. With its rhythmic repetition of images and concatenation of sound, this tape represents the fusion of audio, video, and dance explored by many artists during the period. According to Emshwiller, this tape was an attempt to use video techniques in an essentially musical structure. Produced at the TV Lab at WNET, New York.

The original total running time for this piece is 27:33. An excerpt of this title (4:04) is only available on Surveying the First Decade:Volume 2.