Artifacts

  1. DTP4.7b my%desktop OSX 10.4.7b -screen recording

    # vimeo.com/4651473 Uploaded
  2. Video: Rosa Menkman
    Music: Extraboy

    The video-images are constructed out of nothing but the image created by feedback (I turned a high-end camera on a screen that was showing, in real time, what I was filming, creating a feedback loop). Then I glitched the video by changing its format and subsequently exporting it into animated gifs. I (minimalistically) edited the video in Quicktime. Then I sent the file to Extraboy, who composed music for the video. The composing process started with a hand held world radio. Extraboy scanned through frequencies and experimented with holding the radio in different parts of the room while touching different objects. Eventually he got the radio to oscillate noise in the tempo that he perceived in the video. The added synthesizer sounds were played live to further build on the non-digital sound and rhythm. This was later contrasted with drums which were digitally synthesized and processed through effects with a very digital sound to them. Just like with the video, the digital and analogue media and aesthetics of sound are mixed into one coherent whole.

    # vimeo.com/2321833 Uploaded 25.3K Plays 25 Comments
  3. visual music composition #002

    excerpts from a live mixing session performed on 8 VCR decks with some analog feedback/delay effects.

    May contain micro samples from Yuri by Meat Beat Manifesto,
    Right as Rain by Deadbeat, Circus Train by Patric Dawes,
    Silver Circle by Jan Jelinek and Renku Corporation.

    This clip was made exclusively for http://www.bonesmagazine.co.uk

    # vimeo.com/1708591 Uploaded 8,042 Plays 8 Comments
  4. /////// one continuous shoot with pixelvision camera fisher price circuit bent // recording on the pxl tape and capture, no cut, no postprod procesing ///// music: Xbr-34-sk1 by bitcrusher///

    # vimeo.com/2577372 Uploaded 2,949 Plays 7 Comments
  5. This video is made with the help of a collection of failing hard drive sounds, while the video is a combination of failed pdf screengrap videos (by me).
    It is the first time I made a (kind of) music video-thing all on my own. for the music I didnt use any composing software except for firefox ...
    It is very lo-fi in a broken hifi way -if you get what I mean.

    datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

    # vimeo.com/2269572 Uploaded 6,123 Plays 22 Comments

Artifacts

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These are some of my favorite artifact videos.

About artifacts:

The word artifact means as much as ‘artificially made’, or ‘made by human practice’. In traditional media theory, the term refers mostly to an inaccurate, unwanted effects resulting…


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These are some of my favorite artifact videos.

About artifacts:

The word artifact means as much as ‘artificially made’, or ‘made by human practice’. In traditional media theory, the term refers mostly to an inaccurate, unwanted effects resulting from a (not perfectly working) technology. Attempts to use these artifacts as creative tools can be seen throughout art history and popular culture. In for instance A COLOUR BOX (1935), Len Lye explored the technology of film by painting and scratching the celluloid. He changed artifacts from unwanted, unaccepted and ignored noise, into tools that convey meaning. Put differently, by relaying agency and intentionality, these artifacts are no longer understood as noise originating in information theory, but are elevated to objects that find their meaning within humanities or social sciences. In the coming paragraphs I will describe two different artifacts; namely compression, and glitch to make this point clear.

The artifacts I focus on in this channel and in my studies are (mostly) originating from digital feedback, glitch and compression in both the audio and the visual.

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