Title: BROKEN CAGE
Author: Matteo Bittanti
Format: Digital photographs, single-channel video, 4 minutes 10 seconds with added TV-noise static
Description: On January 26, 2013, in a hotel room located somewhere in Northern California, I witnessed the deconstruction of Nicolas Cage. I happened to turn on the television - an elephantiac Samsung HDTV Smart LCD-rectangle - and Nicolas Cage materialized before my eyes.
The Channel was Bravo.
The film The Family Man.
These details are irrelevant.
I immediately noticed that Cage was off.
Suddenly, his face turned blocky, pixelated, fragmented, punctiforme.
It exploded in a myriad of fragments.
The flow was disrupted. This machinic failure was unraveling before my eyes.
I instantly grabbed my iPhone and started documenting this degenerative process.
It was as if the television screen had been infected by a virus. A virus that was eating Cage alive.
New flesh eating-bacteria for the post-cathodic era.
The glitch quickly took over the TV set.
The accident cannot be "undo".
The Cage is out of the cage.
San Francisco, January 27, 2013
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