Clinton Watkins

Landscape Distortions (2010)

19 min 5 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Landscape Distortions is a twenty-minute video and sound composition using custom developed video manipulation hardware. The unique device developed in 2008 called the AV5-Error enables sound to be forced into an active video signal. Sound then becomes visible through this process. The structure of Landscape Distortions consists of ten short compositions recorded live in a studio context. Each composition consists of short arrangements of a various pure tone frequencies, metronomic pulse wave clicks, white noise, and microphone feedback being forced into various New Zealand-based landscape footage.

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