[Video Stuff] Delta 1 by Ron Hays
Every once in a while it’s nice to reflect on where we are and what’s transpired in getting us to that point. It might be that I was born in the 80s and that I’m currently reflecting on that period with multi-coloured psychedelic glasses on, but computer graphics produced in the 80s and early 90s kick some serious ass.
Ron Hays was a pioneer in early computer graphics and has produced some of the best video art I’ve seen to date. The process of creating these beautiful pieces using primitive technology simply boggles the mind. It just goes to show you don’t need shit loads of amazing technology to produce something great, you just need good ideas. Skills and talent help too.
“The New Television Workshop at WGBH supported the creation and broadcast of experimental works by artists. One of their projects was the Music Image Workshop, which was primarily a project of Ron Hays, who used the Paik-Abe videosynthesizer to create elaborate visual scores set to music. This animation was produced using the Scanimate system with music by Larry Fast.” - YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kACpN3vhFtY, 2010