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Analogue Video Synthesis and Processing Works: A quick exploration by Konx-On-Pax


Boxcutter – The Dissolve (Planet Mu)



Matthewdavid – Outmind (Brainfeeder)


We noticed when we looked at a couple of recent releases on the Bleep homepage today that a lot of sleeve artwork was paying homage to the beautiful (and sorely missed) aesthetics of video synthesis and processing (see above).

With this in mind, we asked our good friend / artist extraordinaire Konx-om-Pax (aka Tom Scholefield) to pick out some examples of work, and the equipment used to create these techniques… Here’s what he gave us.


SCAN PROCESSOR STUDIES are a collection of works by Woody Vasulka & Brian O’Reilly.

Scan Processor Studies (excerpts pt.1) from Brian O'Reilly on Vimeo.

“This is piece from my mate Brian who now teaches in Singapore with another friend from my art school days. Its simply mesmerising.”, Konx-om-Pax


Fairlight CVI (Computer Video Instrument)

“This was one of the first commercially available video synths… you can spot the effects a mile off!”
, Konx-om-Pax


EVL Lab – Sandin Analogue Image Processor

“A very early example for analogue video synthesis”, Konx-om-Pax


Sunsetcorp – Nobody Here

“Cheeky Oneohtrix Point Never audio visual bootleg”, Konx-om-Pax

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One Response to “Analogue Video Synthesis and Processing Works: A quick exploration by Konx-On-Pax”

  1. April 30th, 2011 at 17:23

    Jared says:

    I just love those old analog video processors. You might be interested in this video I did for Born Ruffians, thanks to some reprogramming of an old oscilloscope by computer programmer/artist Rob Bairos:

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