AUTOPORTRAIT

by ERIKM
2008 / Mini DV / color / sound / 1S / 5' 38




Autoportrait is a creation characterized by the transformation of a form (picture or photo of a portrait or landscape) into a moving sound sculpture, but also the reinterpretation of this image in the (temporal) field of video. The process first entailed transcribing an image in the ASCII norm (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) into a series of 12,369 characters. In the second phase, this line of code was read by vocal synthesis software. The third transformation was the morphing of this line of code maintained vocally in virtual space with a Doppler.
This video is a medium correlative to music (12,369 characters) that is read between the lines in a deliberately unspectacular way.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Mini DV (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 27,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 27,00 €