An ode to digital interlace, which is to video what intervals between frames are to film. As I began to work with video, digital interlace seemed to hold the possibilities for a potent, and exciting new form of moving image rendering. Unfortunately, the industry was quick to replace it with “progressive.” After Crystal Palace was completed, the work sat dormant for nearly a decade because its play with interlace could not be projected in progressive mode. Now however, thanks to the help of Thomas Dexter, the interlace of Crystal Palace can finally be shown as it was meant to be seen. —Ernie Gehr
Ernie Gehr (born 1943) is an American experimental filmmaker closely associated with the Structural film movement of the 1970s. A self-taught artist, Gehr was inspired to begin making films in the 1960s after chancing upon a screening of a Stan Brakhage film. Gehr’s film Serene Velocity (1970) has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Gehr served as faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute. His films are distributed by Canyon Cinema in San Francisco. —Wikipedia
Ernie Gehr: fully developed, partially exposed. Gehr’s digital lacings.
Icons of the avant-garde will be appearing on both coasts over the next few days and weeks.