|Basic Video Tricks
by Paul Tzanetopoulos
|2011 “Universe City” CSULA, Los Angeles, California
1975 “Recent Videos” Long Beach Museum Video Center, Long Beach, California
½” Black & White Video
Video Projection Installation
The Basic Video Tricks video utilizes the monocular point of view of the camera to fool the viewer. “Basic Tricks” exposes the point of view of a camera and its inherent qualities. Original source 1/2" black and white video. Video performance with sound.
A group video show organized by Jim Ovelmen and Barry Markowitz, UNIVERSE CITY offered over 60 videos projected in multiple places and situations. A model of the entire California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA) campus was installed in Gallery A with multiple videos projected on it. Single-channel videos were shown in Gallery B, and selected videos played 3 STORIES TALL outdoors, on an adjacent building. Tzanetopoulos’ videos on display included excerpts from: “Basic Video Tricks – Scarf “(1976), “Pixel – Shock Wall” (1988), “Pixel – Sizzle” (1988), and “Pixel – Pulse Pinch” (1988). Other featured videos were from artists from Los Angeles, New York, and all over the world. Participating artists included: Laurel Beckman, Elonda Billera, Nancy Buchanan, David Burns/Matias Viegener/Austin Young, Corey Fogel, Lia Halloran, Clement Hanami, Doug Henry/Joe Potts/Joseph Hammer/Gregory Lenczycki, Oliver Herring, Annetta Kapon, Carole Kim, Tony Longson, Mazue Marai, Ohad Meromi, Justin Moore, John David O’Brien, John Pearson, Margaret Pezalla, Natasa Prosenc-Stearns, Jesse Robinson, Halsey Rodman, David Schoffman, TOCHKA/PiKA PiKA, Paul Tzanetopoulos, Carrie Ungerman, Walker/James H. Allen, Paul Wilkens, Liz Young, HK Zamani, Z’EV, Ellen Zweig.