Lossless #2 is a series of controlled experiments downloading a digitized version of Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) via the open-source P2P protocols of BitTorrent. Visual images download unevenly, so that algorithms anticipate the color signals of pixels, resulting in new "meshes" in this digital performance of 16mm experimental film. In the spirit of the open-source trade, this short film can be downloaded as a MPEG file. In a recent installation of the Lossless series of five films, Lossless #2 was screened on an iPod embedded into the gallery wall.
-- from the curators’ essay by Dale Hudson and Sharon Lin
Sticky Content Online Exhibition @FLEFF - Ithaca College