Collaboration for artists can be one of the most productive endevours.
It produces work by the artists involved which would have unlikely been
produced individually and also obliges the artists to make conceptual
compromises they might not usually have to. It frees up the creative
spirit as each artist realises at a point that they have to let go of
their single vision to accommodate the thinking of the other. The
OTHER is the crucial element in collaboration, it not alone designates
the other artist but also implicates the unseen, inexperienced,
unknowable, unthinkable and inconceivable of the former
Under this framework Garrett Lynch and Frederique Santune would like to
announce the release of three networked performance video
Grimace is a studio based performance employing three digital video
cameras networked to a multiple camera security system. The two faces
displayed are a reconstruction of artist Garrett Lynch's face. Two
camera video his eyes while the third camera videos his mouth. The
live feed of each of the eyes are then used eight times with a set of
four right eyes on the left of the screen and a set of four left eyes
on the right of the screen. Two identical live feeds of the mouth are
displayed below each set of eyes. The resulting composition is of two
faces bearing a close resemblance yet differing slightly, reacting,
grimacing, to some unseen event or in response to each other.
Looping Portrait #1 is an accidental portrait of artist Frederique
Santune produced during setup of a studio based performance. It
consists of two digital video cameras networked to a multiple camera
security system which mix's them live to a single digital video deck.
The cameras are off-sync with the security system resulting in
distortion, regular loss of signal and a progressive scanning of the
video from right to left. This effect combined with the figures
movement create potential for an infinite and seamless video portrait.