A sequence of glitches captured during the playback of MP4 conversions of segments of dystopian films and apocalyptic scenario TV documentaries. Each image is a 1080P frame, and were originally intended as standalone prints. However, such an endeavour proved cost prohibitive, so they appear here as they were originally exhibited with an accompanying two channel video installation, My Endless Dystopian Summer Blockbuster. The video assemblage includes images from Terminator 2 (Cameron, 1991), Swordfish (Sena, 2001), I Am Legend (Lawrence, 2007), Planet of the Apes (Schaffner, 1968) and Catastrophe: Asteroid Strike (Bennett, 2008). This is also the first time the artist has had an excuse to use a non-additive dissolve in any of his works. Collated, captured and edited by Mitch Goodwin (September 2011).
Originally exhibited at the eMerge Media Space in Townsville Australia as a part of the exhibition Dark Euphoria: Unclassified Media. This was the creative component of the artist's accompanying PHD thesis, Dark Euphoria – The Neo Gothic Narrative of Millennial Techno Culture which is heavily influenced by Paul Virilio, Slavov Zizek and Bruce Sterling.
There is more detail and theoretical back grounding available at the project site: darkeuphoria.info/the-endless-dystopian-summer/
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