Scan Processor Studies by Woody Vasulka & Brian O’Reilly

It’s kinda hard to describe the video above, but imagine Peter Saville’s cover for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures being animated by Chris Cunningham, a frenzy of white lines on a black background. Well, that’s the first part of this video which in itself is only 8 minutes of a 45 minute video. The video was created by Woody Vasulka and Brian O’Reilly who used a Rutt-Era Scan Processor from the 70’s, which was then further manipulated by a computer. The effect is bizarre and amazing, creating shapes and patterns that seem totally unnatural.


December 1, 2009