Dragging my Video Camera Down the Front Steps : 30 Years of Unconventional Camera Movements from the Vtape Collection : An Essay, a Speculation, a Set of Ideas

Shipman, John. Dragging my Video Camera Down the Front Steps : 30 Years of Unconventional Camera Movements from the Vtape Collection : An Essay, a Speculation, a Set of Ideas. Toronto, Ont.: Vtape.

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Abstract (English)

"Anxious, thoughtful video artists hear many contradictory whispers about how they might position and move a video camera. Visual memories of camera movement from the hours, days and months of watching commercial television and movies disturb their optical unconscious. Whispers pursuing them range from levelness, verticality, and not crossing the index vector line, to the conventions of various genres, and other axioms on camera positions and movements. Altogether they form a formidable presence and usually an effective predictor of camera positioning and movement. Perhaps the loudest whispers are the ones about levelness and verticality — the viewers' expectations about the relationship between the projected image and the Centre of the Earth." -- Curator's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Shipman, John (Author)
Dossier: 390 - VTAPE (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: [24] p. ; 22 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Vtape
Artists: Chow, Samuel; Drummond, Jeremy; Josephson, Gunilla; Peters, Leslie; Piché, Jean; Reinke, Steve; Renwick, Vanessa; Sherman, Tom; Wilson, Martha
Critics / Curators / Historians: Shipman, John
Art Organizations: Vtape (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Dragging my video camera down the front steps
Type: Exhibition
Location: Vtape
Dates: [21 Nov. 2009 - 19 Dec. 2009]
Keywords: CAMERA; MOTION; MOVING IMAGE; RETROSPECTIVE; VIDEO
Copyright Statement: Vtape
Date Description: [2009]
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Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 18:07
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 18:07
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30163
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