Monolithoscope, 2010
1:16 min

Description: Monolithoscope is a camera-less film and sound installation existing as an autonomous closed system with all parts exposed. The installation involves a 16mm projector, a turntable, an LP record, a bio-chart recorder, a stereo amplifier, speakers, and a 16mm black leader film loop. These machines all activate together to scratch a sound signal onto the black leader film. The projector then reveals the image as it appears on the film. The scratch lines are continuously overlapping as the loop goes from an all black projection to one of light blasting through the scratched emulsion of film. The film projector and turntable work together to create a soundtrack for the film while the bio-chart reader records the soundwaves, simultaneously creating the image. Duration is ongoing.