more about pas de deux

Multiple exposure of the panels in motion. Each panel is black on one side and white on the other.

Two black and white panels each mounted on a stepping motor, revolving and turning to and fro. They perform a pre-programmed rhythmical dance lasting about 3 minutes exploring all the possibilities: they move together, independently, smoothly, abruptly, fast, slow, left and right.

As an experiment I put a Walkman between the panels, switched to REC and listened on the headphones to the cello-like sound of the panels zipping past the mikes - the only time I have used amplification; for me, almost akin to cheating. Later, I learnt how to make louder panels.

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