Pedro Diniz Reis
BLOODY CHORD | 2005
  
Single channel SD video; PAL (576i); 16:9 (Anamorphic); Color; Stereo sound;
Runtime 08 minutes 21 seconds 19 frames (loop)

Dimensions: Variable
Exhibition copy format: DVD

Edition: 3 + 1 A.P.
Bloody Chord corresponds to the image of a fragment of a guitar, played to an extreme by an unidentified guitarist. This sample of a single bleeding string is multiplied by six and structured so that each string is delayed with relation to the next. In other words, the sample is looped at different times so that each suffers an almost imperceptible delay, one which lies within the order of the almost infra thin. The sound of this piece is also worked at so as to generate a spatial correspondence between strings. As such, the sound of this piece travels throughout space almost like a gust of wind. Simultaneously, this piece explores all the possible combinations of the six strings within themselves and their relationship with all others. This video uses a sample from Steve Beck's Ghost Ship (2002).