Dirty Film  (2016)


Generative/code-based, silent, detail



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