//Pixxelpoint / Nova Gorica / Gorizia, Slovenia / Italy
First of all, let me say thank you to the Dutch Embassy who made it possible for me to come all the way to Pixxelpoint in Nova Gorica / Gorizia, Slovenia / Italy, where gave a workshop/lecture about my research on glitches (and have a work in the exhibition). There is a very nice exhibition curated by Domenico Quaranta, which has a couple of very interesting works (glitch/compression related) that connect to my research:
Florian Cramer – Floppy Films, 2009.
(one of my semi-bummed-favorites, since I am working on a floppy release myself and did not know about this before).
Cramer played with video editing software and compression codecs in order to make short videos that fit the old medium’s capacity. One of the releases is an adaptation of the oscar nominated film Slumdog Millionaire (2009) as a 1.44 MB file. Taking the form of a 7x3 pixel / 8fps / 128 colors animated GIFs, rendering the respective dominant color palette, with all the consequent aesthetic considerations. More.
David Blackmore – Cracked LCDs, 2009.
In ‘Cracked LCDs’ Blackmore has been photographing broken Liquid Crystal Display Screens from the latest digital devices such as laptops, phones and cameras; technologies that play a large part in our modern daily routines. These digital forms have almost completely replaced analogue technology in industry and are fast replacing analogue forms in photographic art. Produced using solely traditional photographic equipment, Blackmore’s work catalogues and questions the place of obsolete technology in art and contemporary life.
This work reminded me of Jodis performance %SCR2 which was a continuation of our VJ Screencrack set last year at Cimatics.
and of course Mats Andrén & Anders Carlsson – HT Gold, 2008, which I described in this post.
More info about all the works can be found in the nice Pixxelpoint catalogue.
There is also a special clubinternet website made by Harm van Dorpel, that curates some of the works that are in the exhibition.