CODEX is a silent video featured in my solo exhibition, CRA/CKED, at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen, 2011. It is influenced by Stan Brakhage, who loved color so much that he would spend months hand painting film stock frame by frame to create stunningly beautiful, and short, abstract films. Unlike Brakhage, however, CODEX was created using a hacking technique called databending in which the codec used to encode a video is purposefully misread/rendered to (I think) beautiful effect.

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