an invention by Gebhard Sengmüller, in cooperation with Martin Diamant, Günter Erhart and Best Before

VinylVideo™ is a new, wondrous and fascinating development in the history of audio-visual media. For the first time in the history of technological invention, VinylVideo™ makes possible the storage of video (moving image plus sound) on analog long-play records. Playback from the VinylVideo™ picture disk is made possible with the VinylVideo™ Unit which consists of a normal turntable, a special conversion box (aka the VinylVideo™ Home Kit) and a television.
In it's combination of analog and digital elements VinylVideo™ is a relic of fake media archeology. At the same time, VinylVideo™ is a vision of new live video mixing possibilities. By simply placing the tone arm at different points on the record, VinylVideo™ makes possible a random access manipulation of the time axis. With the extremely reduced picture and sound quality, a new mode of audio-visual perception evolves. In this way, VinylVideo™ reconstructs a home movie medium as a missing link in the history of recorded moving images while simultaneously encompassing contemporary forms of DJ-ing and VJ-ing.

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[VinylVideo installation at Postmasters Gallery, NYC (images)]
[VinylVideo promotional pictures (images)]

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[catalog (pdf )]

the VinylVideo™ Home Kit, plus merchandising items

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