Sep 11, 2012

Dead Media By Noah Scalin

Noah Scalin, the author of the 'Skull-A-Day-Project' was commissioned by the TCC Visual Arts Center in Virginia to create this anamorphic installation featuring his favorite subject matter. Anamorphic is a term typically used to describe a film format, but has recently been adapted for a type of art installation, which requires viewers to view it at a certain angle to reveal the true nature of the image. Noah used a total of 497 VHS tapes to assemble this awesome installation, a commentary on video formats long gone. I could see Mr. Scalin expanding on this concept, starting with 8-track, cassettes, laser disc, betamax, all the way up to HD DVD (Remember that fiasco?).

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