(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
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
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 communications.
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
We are already planning
programs, devised with our present equipment in mind, to exploit these
fascinating new perspectives."
Stockholm - Jan.