On The Beam - Tape 1: Shadow of a Doubt, What is a Universe?, DermaMachine, Quantum Mechanic, Time

Michael Boyce

1997, 11:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English


These video shorts were conceived and produced as part of a larger computer-integrated media installation entitled "On the Beam" which explores the multitudinous relationships between light, technology and everyday life.
Profiles, portraits of light passing through the soul's window. Coming outside and being outside. The light within and the light without. Here are the searches, the big questions, the experiments, the theorems and the chronicles. Drawing around the edges of the soul. Space and time known and lived. Luminous, they engage with the world around them, a chimera sculpted and motorized. Lustrous and lucid sketches, interpretive biographies. A psychic biopsy filtered through poesy. The light in their eyes an its likeness manifest. The aura of personality. Scripted and plotted, but there are surprises and chaos lends a hand.

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