The machine that captures excess is an electrical video device designed on the basis of the operation of a television studio. For this machine, the function of the camera source signal in a studio is replaced by the editing station. Therefore, in front of the director there is not a subject shot by the cameramen, but the output of the editing work done by the editors.

His creative logic is inspired by the functioning of the distilling machine, or, in nature, by the formation of crystals. The reason for his experimentation finds its reason in dissuading singular authorial processes and a single view, in the unforeseen and possible power of a collective genius at work, in its typical features of the game and of turning into form through fantasy.

It is in fact a circuit, made up of five editing stations, two for audio and a direction. The functioning of the Machine is illustrated in detail here.

Despite the complicated set of cables, connections and devices described below, the elements that will allow their exemplary functioning are not technical, but human. Confidence among friends, knowledge of the repertoire, concentration over a medium-long period, a trained corner of the eye, clear ears, the desire, a sensitivity able to discern something concretely serious from a symptom of one’s own or others’ tiredness, are the required elements.


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