Techniques for the Creation of Cubist Video
In 2008 I began a project to duplicate the technique(s) found in “Nude Descending a Staircase” using Max/MSP and any solo-dance video.
For theory, you can refer to Edward Fry’s beautiful book Cubism for a “canonical” approach to cubism. There are a dozen copies at the Strand.
My approach to cubist video employs the following techniques:
- the breakdown and rearrangement of objects in space
- the breakdown and rearrangement objects over time
- different perspectives
All of these components can be found in Duchamps and Picasso. Video allows for more complicated implementations of more or less the same ideas.