As mentioned in my earlier blog post on video art , early artist explored video as time elapse process that influences the way we perceive and memorize images.
I always was wondering why when watching a sequence of a film, especially with human faces, my memory of it seems different to my image perception when I just take a snapshot as one still image (screen shot). I was curious to explore this with a quick and dirty experiment hoping that contrasting both will show my sensation.
Here a short sequence from a Columbo YouTube video and a screenshot from that sequence.
- The moving, looped sequence:
Best to watch first the looped squence, memorize and then compare with below still image
- The still image (screen shot)
I am not sure whether this example really shows what I feel at times. Perhaps more to explore with ‘life’ moving images.
Amendment 21 Nov 2017: Read about Robert Breer experiments of combined painting, drawing and moving images, at times rather a ‘flipbook’ format (Form Phases I – IV) or as a new optical experience of looped 10 seconds sequence consisting of 240 invidual distinct abstract frames (Image by Images, 1954). What I find an astonishing aspect is Breer’s own desciption the the latter as having a new experience of a dense vibration resembling a still image, moving to quickly turns into stillness. I am wondering thus about the question of moving speed versus perception of moving or stillness.