(Televised in the Swedish
Television on the 9th of January 1968)
" These pictures reproduced
from the MONUMENT have been derived from TV film
clippings which have been transformed by means of geometric distortions through
the use of telecine equipment.
Static images were obtained
by extracting frames from the cinetic material. Prints (some in colour) were
made by using the silk screen technique.
The basic principle is that
the deflection voltage in a flying spot telecine is modulated with sinus and
square impulses from tone generators. With the flying spot method used by
Swedish Television, the photographic image is transformed into electrical
signals when the film is projected towards a photocell with a scanned raster as
the source of light. The deflection voltage determines the movement of the point
of light which scans the screen 50 times per second. In working with MONUMENT the frequency and amplitude of this movement
has been controlled by tone generators.
As a television engineer I
consider that this type of image formation provides an interesting opportunity
for documenting the wide possibilities offered by the electronic TV equipment.
In cooperation with Ture Sjolander and Lars Weck the
boundary between technique and artistic conception has been erased and, as a
result, we have obtained further insight into creative
The present pictures may be
regarded as initiating a closer form of cooperation between artists, technicians
and other such skilled groups.
This cooperation is
enhanced by the possibility of utilizing the resources of colour
The principle of modulating
colour images is the same, but the range of technical variations is conciderably
We are already planning
programs, devised with our present equipment in mind, to exploit these
fascinating new perspectives."
Stockholm - Jan.