Clay Video Camera
This unique piece of cinematographic equipment by Kasper Stromman is indeed made entirely out of the finest Scandinavian clay, excavated from the seabed of the Gulf of Bothnia. As recording formats come and go this clay video camera relies on a format already known by the ancient Greek where you open a lid, shout into the camera (then ceramic vase) and in this way hope to preserve your message to future generations.
Obviously the Greek were not stupid and neither are we; this method does not work as an actual recording as 21st century man has come to know it. But the folklore is then passed on in stories and songs, and the clay camera merely functions as a talisman or conversation piece over which to pass on the oral and visual tradition. Is this an example of organic electronics? It is not. It is a symbol for the human art of storytelling.
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