Titles with or about Steina Steina

Voice Windows

1986, 8:10 min, color, sound

Sound, as visually manifested through electronic imaging, becomes a spatial component in this exquisitely rendered confluence of landscape, music and digital manipulation. Singer/composer Joan La Barbara performs a series of voice chants and intonations, creating energized patterns on a grid of horizontal lines that recalls a musical scale. This animated line pattern, vibrating and dancing to the energy generated by La Barbara's voice, is inscribed onto moving imagery of the Southwest landscape. Through electronic imaging, the energized patterns themselves act as "windows" that reveal yet another layer of landscape imagery, creating intricate fields of illusory spatial transformations.

Music: Joan La Barbara.