Kinetic sculpture by U-Ram Choe
I remember the first time I looked through the viewfinder of a Video camera. It was 1974, a heavy camera, black and white eyepiece piercing my brain and for the first time in my life I could choose exactly what I saw. I filmed a high school rock musical and it was totally magic. I was very active in the area of Electronic Special effects and Video Art in the late 1980s and received a New Image Research Grant from the Australian Film Commission. When I saw these beautiful sculptures by U-Ram Choe I couldn’t help recording some footage on the phone and using some of my rusty video skills to put this together. I put the soundtrack together by manipulating Gavin Bryars Marconi Madrigal. I really prefer the world through the eyepiece without distraction. I liked the heavy camera that helped keep your shots steady.