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Kate Horsfield and Lyn Blumenthal

School Of The Art Institute Video Data Bank

There are now about 50 videotapes in the Kate Horsfield/Lyn Blumenthal Interview Series. Several are particularly interesting, because the personality of the subject and the ideas expressed in the dialogue are reinforced by the edited videoimage. During the actual interview, Horsfield questions the subject and Blumenthal operates two cameras, taking images from the subject and from a monitor in the room, so that the final tapes are presented with a tacit, “What you see here is the individual’s true personality.”

The Jan Hashey tape is a good example. Hashey discusses static photographs in comparison with active films, while the direct videoimage of Hashey stands relatively still near four videoimages from the monitor, “layered back” into the screen like a series of single, film-frame negatives. Hashey asserts the importance of having a rich body of information about an object as opposed to

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