One, Two

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Main contributor
Lasater, Michael (artist)
One, Two is a self-portrait. The image of me as a boy is split left and right, one side the echo of the other. In the audio, a single claves strike, doubled at the octave, mirrors the visual motif. The video, developing in multiple planes, and the audio, mirroring that development in multiple voices, express a time object – a moment continuously redefined – unified by its genesis in a single image, a single sound. One, Two is composed in Bogen (arch) form, a musical architecture. The piece begins in unity, develops to maximum complexity at mid-point, then resolves again to unity at the end. –Michael Lasater  
New media art; Video art; Surrealism; Collage
United States
Michael Lasater Video Art
IU South Bend Archives
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Physical Description
online resource (1 video file (09:40)): sound, color
I originally composed One, Two in 2008 in a version less complex than this current 2016 version. The piece continues my exploration of video as time object, a single moment, a motif, always present in its simplest and most complex expressions. –Michael Lasater  
Permanent Collection: 
South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.
Selected exhibitions:
Fresh Minds Festival, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, Finalist, international juried exhibition, Fall, 2016. 
CologneOFF – Cologne International Festival Network @ 10th CeC – Carnival of e-Creativity – Shillong/India, February 26-28, 2016.  International curated exhibition.
Slingshot Festival of Music, Electronic art, Film & Comedy.  Cine lab, University of Georgia & Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, March 26 – 28, 2015.  International juried exhibition.
Michael Lasater. Charno Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO. Solo exhibition of multiple works, December 13, 2013 – January 14, 2014. Curator: Janet Simpson.
South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN. Solo exhibition of multiple works, March 10 - July 8, 2012. Curator: Mark Rospenda.  2008 version.
Juror's Selection Award for One, Two (2008), CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Juried Member's Exhibition, February 6 - March 20, 2010.   
Frostic Video and Sound Art Series, James and Lois Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, November 3 - 29, 2008. Invitational solo exhibition. Curator: Adriane Little.
Media specifications:
Single-channel 1920 x 1080 HD video, stereo, continuous loop. Digitized archive photo, synthesized sound, animation. 2008 and 2016 version production media: uncompressed .mov. 2006 exhibition media: DVD,  flatscreen; 2016 exhibition media: Blu-ray; media player; flatscreen.

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