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Lines Horizontal Lines Vertical
  • W. S. Cheng
    born 1979
    born: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lines Horizontal Lines Vertical, 2012
  • Where object was made: United States
  • DVD, 6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0054
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Minimal Additions," Jul-2014, Kate Meyer
“Lines Horizontal Lines Vertical is an animated RGB color-field grid in six channels, with each channel set in A-B-A structure and rendered in 4K resolution. This minimalist work aims to extend the history of Absolute Animation and tradition of Expanded Cinema.” -W.S. Cheng
Absolute animation refers to the experimental work of 1920s cinematic pioneer Walter Ruttman who created very early “light play” animations that he referred to as “Absolutes.” Expanded Media, a term coined by Gene Youngblood in 1970, has been an important intellectual framing that champions video technology as an artistic format.