To Stand Between
To Stand Between is a video installation charting minute ebbs and flows, convergences and divergences, and the terrain laid out by a path of a body through time. Quick motions find themselves held fixed in a frozen tableau, suspended somewhere between action and stasis, while sound objects merge and break apart, hang forever in space, or are interrupted before they can begin. Using custom video and sound processing tools as both micro- and macroscopes, the work unrolls time and space, carving paths and punching holes through a series of tiny physical and sonic events.
This work goes a step beyond Scan, further exploring novel technical and metaphorical relationships between camera and event. The atemporal processing techniques from earlier works are expanded and enhanced, to create an environment where perspective and temporal order are simply two more variables to be warped and altered.
To Stand Between was composed over the course of a year, as a thesis project for the Digital Arts and Experimental Media department at the University of Washington. Scott worked with dancer Heidi Hess to develop and capture a series of partially improvised, partially choreographed movements and gestures. Using custom software, these recordings were reshaped and reworked into the final product. The soundtrack was the result of a series of improvisations, using SuperCollider instruments developed for this project.
Consolidated Works (June 2006)
Meany Hall (October 24th, 2006)