WHEN IS 3D VIDEO AN ART FORM?

ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE:

3D VIDEO ART from 1990's
by Al Razutis

Created and exhibited in field-sequential NTSC video


Stereo 3D video clips by Razutis on YouTube:

XAR3D channel of early stereo 3D video in analog and digital formats by Al Razutis

Selected titles from two 1990's 3D DVD releases - programs: 'Selections'     '3D Shorts'

Quick links to individual titles included in programs:
click frames for tape detailed descriptionsMeditationsVirtual FleshFrance 1997NagualStatues Virtual Imaging

Award-Winning tapes, poetic avant-garde subjects, internationally shown, with selections screened at
the Louvre - Paris 1997, and the European Media Arts Festival 2002 - Germany, and SENEF 2004 - Korea

Premiered in North America in 1998 screenings in Vancouver, Canada and Portland, USA - see 1998 Premiere Presentations

2010 EXHIBITION of legacy 3D & 3D HD video art:   'Deja Vu'
Holographic art & 3D exhibition
, Vancouver, Canada



INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTIONS 1998 - 1996:

Title:  "NAGUAL" (3D stereoscopic video - 17 min. - 1998)

Produced and Directed by Al Razutis, 1998.

*   Prize Winner 1999 Southern Calif. 3D Film/Video Fest

The title refers to Carlos Castaneda's term and the 'warrior's' preparation and response to the 'Nagual' (Tales of Power, 1976).

This piece, shot at the videomaker's 'Los Serpientes' at 'Land's End' (Los Cabos, Mexico), takes one on an imagistic journey (through metaphor and interplay of co-incident selections from the music of Brian Eno/David Byrne - 'My life in the Bush of Ghosts') from shipwreck to bone totems, from totem to dance, a dance with the 'Old Men' of Saguaro groves, to a intense stroboscopic sequence pitting the voice of a christian 'exorcist' against the spirit 'of possession'.

Entire work is featured in '3D SHORTS' -- excerpted in 'SELECTIONS'


Title:   "VIRTUAL FLESH " (3D stereoscopic video - 12min. - 1996)

Produced and Directed by Al Razutis, 1996.
(available as installation in addition to standard video formats)

*   Prize Winner at 1997 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest. Exhibited at the Louvre, Paris 1997.

2D Stills from VIRTUAL FLESH
Click image for analgyph applet page

This work concern itself with physical form and its mutations as kinetic sculptures in a 3D space that 'pushes out' from the screen 'breathing' into the viewer's space. In this 3D video, nude female and male figures occupy a womb-like field of light, shadow and form,  with each movement, gesture, thrusting out towards the viewer.  The television screen, or projection surface (if video-projected) becomes elastic and sculpture-like, The female/male figures appear as forms in an ever changing sculptural form which through movement and image 'morphing' makes real the sexual, androgynous and erotic forms.

Recommended for ADULT AUDIENCES - meaning, this is not a 'pornographic' tape (for the voyeurs cruising the web) but contains nudity, and presumably could be 'offensive' to some who can't bear the sight of 'virtual' flesh.

Shot with the assistance of Fred Unterseher, Rebecca Deem at Zone Holographics (Los Angeles), and David Rimmer, Sarah Butterfield at Powell Street Studio (Vancouver).

Entire work featured in '3D SHORTS' -- excerpted in 'SELECTIONS'


Title: "FRANCE - 1997" (3D stereoscopic video - 37 min. - 1997-8)

Produced and Directed by Al Razutis, 1997-8, Music selections from 'Dead Can Dance' and Eno / Byrne.

(Includes 'STATUES...'   *   Prize winner at 1998 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest.)


This 3D videotape presents a stereoscopic - impressionistic journey and visual interpretation of the many sights of France - a journey from Paris to Marseille to Nantes - of France during the videomaker's exhibition journey in 1997. This is experimental video, with poetic videography organized around specific and metaphoric themes that are contained within inter-titled sections. Image dissolve, overlay, colorize in post-production techniques used to evoke the land and cityscapes of France - a 'land of the impressionists'. Visual effects featuring 'echoes' and time-delay produce startling juxtapositions of stereoscopic 3D depth and 2D images 'in motion'.

The subjects of landscape, the 'impressionist way of seeing', historic archithecture, catholicism, surrealist 'chance meetings' of topics and images and other (French) Surrealist 'jokes' play out in sometimes a dream-like visual tapestry of blurred motion, superimposed spaces and textures, ending at the 'intersections of light'.

Only excerpted in 'SELECTIONS'


Title:  "STATUES" (3D stereoscopic video - 7 min. - 1997-8)

Produced and Directed by Al Razutis, 1997-8.

*   Prize Winner at 1998 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest.


 

"The statues speak of memory and time..." is the invocation to this impressionistic view of the famous/timeless classics inside the Louvre Museum (Paris) and the performance artist outside the museum.

This strange meditation on time, space, and the meanings of 'being mortal' features features a blend of motion time-smear` fx and and stereoscopic 3-dimensional composition.

Released as a separate tape, it is also contained within 'FRANCE 1997'

This entire work is contained in '3D SHORTS' and 'SELECTIONS'




Title:   "MEDITATIONS"   (3-D stereoscopic video, 9 min. stereo)

Produced and Directed by Al Razutis, 1996.

*   Prize Winner at 1997 So. Calif. 3D film/video fest. Exhibited at the Louvre, Paris 1997.

Click for Anaglyph 3D Gallery and Applets of images from MEDITATIONS
Click image for applet page
R-B anaglyph from video still

This video is 'how it all began', the series of experimental 3D shorts by Al Razutis 1996 - 1998. Inspired by Saturna Island (Canada) beauty and using his borrowed Toshiba 3D camera, Razutis went 'meditating' in this arboreal island of cliffs and vistas.

Following the tradition of 'film-visual poetry' this 3-dimensional stereoscopic video tape is composed as a allegorical journey via image, sound, memory to an "island" - a time and a place at 'the edge of 'Euclid's two-dimensional sea'.  It utilizes unique stereoscopic processes and videography to render a series of scenes in 3-dimensional depth: progressing from subtle to exaggerated '3-D' views.

Selected on tour with LANDSCAPES, a VIDEO OUT exhibition curated by Karen Knights in 1998.

Selected for presentation at National Stereoscopic Association 2002 (Riverside) Electronic Theater.

Visit: ANAGLYPH - 3D KINETIC APPLETS - 'Meditations'
Full length work only contained in '3D SHORTS'


Title:   "DEAN FOGAL: CORPOREAL ART"   (3D stereoscopic video - 52 min.- 1996-7)

Produced and Directed by Al Razutis, in collaboration with Dean Fogal; 1996-7.

ARCHIVE COPIES ONLY- BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Dean Fogal - Corporeal Art

Stereographic video documentation and interpretation of "corporeal mime" performances by Dean Fogal and students of corporeal mime. Mr. Fogal is an accomplished mime artist and teacher, who studied corporeal mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau in Paris.

This tape contains four short mime performances - 'Chairing' and 'Walking on Air' by Dean Fogal, 'Discovery of Loss' with Dean Fogal and Anthony Artibello, and 'Shadows of Love' with Daniel Lomas and Sue Biely. These shorts were created 1996-7 as a collaboration between performers and 3D video maker (Razutis) and are only available by contacting Razutis at alrazutis@yahoo.com.



If you cannot locate a previous 3D title, see also FILM - VIDEO ARCHIVE CATALOG

GENERAL PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Produced at Visual Alchemy, Saturna Island, B.C., Canada

Production assistance: Anne Popperwell

Additional production assistance: Gary Cullen, Dwight Jones, Danguole Varnas, Casey Kazlauskas

Editing Facilities: Visual Alchemy (Saturna), Video Iguana (Los Angeles)

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