Another Time, Another Space by Toshio Iwai
(Above) Another Time, Another Space (1993, 1999) consists of four video cameras capturing live video images of visitors; these images are then manipulated in eight different ways by eight computers. For example, the images may be manipulated through the scanning of each line in a given number of video frames and altering the time reference, creating time-lapse delays, slow-motion effects and time compression, or through scanning individual horizontal pixel lines within frame stacks and combining these as output.|
All of these processes could, theoretically, be achieved using traditional film-editing techniques, but not in real time. Another Time, Another Space exploits the possibilities afforded by computer-manipulated real-time video technology. This live sculpting generates strange and beautiful distortions of time and spatial dimensions displayed upon a rig of eight viewing monitors.
Toshio Iwai is a media artist in Japan.