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Film Generation – 2017 | CLIVE HOLDEN
Film Generation – 2017





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


This artwork was made with a short segment of 16mm film leader as a minimalist raw material. Its embedded chance procedures create thousands of new juxtapositions-per-hour, so the work retains a freshness in the viewer’s mind. Its constrained yet dynamic structure connects it to the histories of Structuralist Film, mid-20th century painting, and electronic music that also employs loops and algorithmic chance procedures. With no fixed duration, this artwork challenges conventional ideas that define our temporal structures. It asks if software-based art shouldn’t be part of a new art taxonomy mega-classification – it isn’t plastic, but is it time-based, or beyond time?




Still frames