Telelyre: Teleliar (1994)
by Dan Senn
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The Installation

Cross between a pendulum-based
and shmoos-like instrument.
Nylon lines continuously threaded between
the chassis bar (pvc) and video monitor
(amber) with weight of monitor
determining string pitches.
Line alternate between pendulum
lines and pitched lines threading a
piezo microphone (mic is
adjustable creating pitch on either
side). Pendulums with sails
are activated by oscillating fan
or manually during live performances.
Monochrome video is an animation of
stills taken off television sreen in
1985 during Oliver North's Senate
testimony. Mirror image of video over
both monitors. Instruments sounds
(harpsichord-like) amplified within
stereo field. Oscillating fan
continuous or foot-switched
by patrons.
The Video

This video, edited in-camera, was
made from slides taken off the
television in 1985 during Colonel
North's Senate testimony in the
United States Congress. The slides
were projected from two projectors
and the dissolves videotaped.
(Nicholas Senn in photo)