In Shock Absorber I take a live feed from broadcast television and separate it into two parts in real time.

One part contains all the movements, edits and high frequency visual stimulation. Changes and movements are visible, but anything constant in the image is not seen.

The other part contains everything that is left over after the movements and changes are removed. In this case, a cut becomes a slow cross-fade. Moving objects blur into invisibility. Cuts are smoothed over, with multiple shots bleeding into each other. Newscasters' bodies are solid, but their faces (or at least their lips and eyes) are blur.

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