[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Ron Rocco — Andromedia

Artist Statement

This artwork is an installation employing computer processed video imagery and the oscillations of a helium/neon laser. The format for this installation is a cycle of visual phenomena of approximately twenty minutes in length where the viewer is presented with two kinetic systems. On an 8×8 foot rear projection screen is projected the light of a scanning laser and a video beam. A high quality sound system (employing a tube amplifier) is used to reproduce the music which drives the laser beam through scanning mirrors to create a ‘real time’ display These video projected images create a dynamic visual tension with the scan of the helium/neon laser due to the changing phase relationships between the two images. The images are abstract and strikingly calligraphic. The selected work is produced by composer David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir.

  • Ron Rocco (USA) studied science and art at S.U.N.Y. College at Purchase (New York) where he got his B.F.A., then at Fordham University (B.Sc.) and at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T. (M.Sc.). He has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada.