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Dirty Film – 2016 | CLIVE HOLDEN
Dirty Film – 2016





Generative artwork
Series: Media, Mediated
Duration – infinite
Exhibition – lightbox or projection
Soundtrack – silent


This software-based work was made from a few seconds of Canadian National Film Board film leader, converted into GIFs – a composition was made using HTML and javascript, i.e. chance procedure algorithms, hacked for offline exhibition. The work is analogous to a painting with dynamic qualities, that also transcends the rectangular frame. A parallel, time-based analogy is that of a musical composition with a rigid structure, but instructions for the musicians to improvise within that structure. In this case, it’s the algorithms that are making decisions on-the-fly, becoming the artist’s collaborators in completing the work, live.




Still frames