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"I am sitting in a room" (2009 video version of Alvin Lucier's piece)

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Published on Oct 31, 2009

This is an audio/video version of Alvin Lucier's "I am sitting in a room," created by taking source footage, playing it back on an LCD monitor and speakers, and re-recording the footage using a microphone in the center of the room and a camera pointed at the monitor. This process is repeated over and over, each time using the latest footage recorded. The words become unrecognizable as the natural resonant frequencies of the room emerge in the recording; the video becomes less and less defined, and oddly, a blue color dominates the abstract blobs.

This idea of doing a video of Lucier's track is not new, although this one was created before attempting to find any other video versions.
Here is one version by pianoshootist (uploaded 11/07): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfssj8...
Here's one by Evan Lockhart Borman, using a CRT, uploaded in 2007: http://www.vimeo.com/804979

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_am_sit...
Lucier's original 15-minute version (from 1969) may be heard at Ubu, here: http://www.ubu.com/sound/lucier.html
Love, Execution Style: http://www.myspace.com/loveexecutions...

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