Masters' Gallery List
Recollections - 1990
Dialogue by Mark:Text © Kim Solga, KidsArt 1999
Let's leave our Jolly Tamale dancing dudes for a minute, and check out another dancing image from Kim the Queen of Art History in the Master's Gallery.
This image is made by an "art machine" called Recollections. It's not a painting. It's not a drawing. It is a video image from the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
As the artist, Ed Tannenbaum, danced, the video screen picked up the shape of his body moving this way and that, with a joyful kick of his leg at the end. His image was saved in a rainbow of different colors by the video camera. Finally, he printed the picture as a photograph.
If you visit the Exploratorium, you could dance through Recollections yourself. The video camera would project your shadow onto the screen as you moved. Then the Recollections computer would play with the picture, outlining your figure in different colors and showing your movements sweep and swirl.
What do you think the Tamales would look like dancing through this machine?
Image courtesy of the Exploratorium
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