Video Age 2.1 + 3.0 (creation)
Alain Longuet, Gabriel Soucheyre and Stéphane Trois Carrés have been working on a new application called Video_Age. This is an algorithmic engine mounted for the thirtieth edition of this festival which has already gone through many historical periods. The project is actually a development of Cage Suite, an interactive point requiring the participation of many artists in tribute to John Cage and his famous work 4’33, presented for the first time in March 2013 and VIDEOFORMES and renewed in a version in March 2014.
The main idea is to revisit the last decades of the video through the captured images, the rushes, the various productions, installations, performances. These memory pictures come from both VIDEOFORMES archives and Grand Canal (federated association with many French video artists in the early 80s).
This is a corpus of images, captured and produced through several video art, digital and analog eras. They testify to the multiplicity of creations. These images were assembled in 90-second segments. This is a re-appropriation, a reading repetition, image mix. The sound is not kept and it gives the possibility to contemporary designers to give a sound interpretation and the public a ‘play’ that connects the memory, heritage and the time lived in the present.
This formalistic posture may seem sterile if the generated combinatorial were not so huge…
For Transnumériques, two versions of Video Age are offered: Video Age 2.1, a performance that will take place on opening night, and Video_Age 3.0, a single-screen installation that offers image editing / sound programmed variability, already developed in Cage Suite. Its random editing allows all unsuspected relationships between images and sounds.
Production : Videoformes – Partnership Videoformes Transcultures for the performative version.