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Hugh, 2009

by Hugh Marchant

Hugh was influenced by American experimental sound artist, Alvin Lucier, whose work I am sitting in a room 1970 brought out the resonance of a room in his sound recordings by continually re-recording his initial text. I created this work using high definition video footage that was played from one camera connected to an LCD TV while being filmed in high definition video on another camera. Sound was recorded from speakers and an amplifier using a shotgun microphone and a flash-card recording device. Then the cameras were switched and the recorded footage was played through the television and filmed again. This was repeated up to 20 times until the video looked similar to a fingerprint or a zebra pattern.

NYSPP 2010

National Youth Self Portrait Prize

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