Portapak

Alexandre Castonguay

BIRTH YEAR 1968
BIRTH PLACE Hull, Quebec
MEDIUM Suitcase with intergrated touch screen, video projection and computer
DATE 2003-2005
DIMENSIONS Installation
ACCESSION NUMBER 2006.11.01
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program, Glen A. Bloom, OAG's Art Rental and Sales Service Volunteers and the OAG's Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2006
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A touch-screen is inserted within the cover of an early, portable video camera case the screen consists of hi-8 video footage of the train journey from Ottawa to Montreal. Touching the screen affects the speed and direction of the playback, revisiting the A to B of linear editing systems. (Duration approx 2 hours)

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