data paintings

artist statement a series of moving-image paintings.

abstracting taboo content into a more accessible image or experience. Symbols and gestures arrive and depart over time. The viewer may invite narrative into the work. 

I use data-destructive and data-preservative strategies in each piece. Destructive techniques include : datamoshing; exporting to still images, editing, and repackaging as video; and other code-based signal manipulation and decay strategies. Data preservation practices include professional color grading management and use of Apple ProRes 4444 codec, a data-rich video base. 

Similar paradoxical audio mixing create signal distortion on samples and melodies mixed in a 64-bit environment.

Some works include footage or recordings I've live-captured or generated, but many of the data paintings are the result of alteration of previously published recordings. I access mediated public memories in two ways: I use found footage [ public memories of past events ] or I capture internet-published footage**.


untitled video still data painting motel black (2015)

** Captured published footage cannot literally be stolen; I re-record it. This practice echoes my teenage self tape recording broadcast media, either cassette mixtapes of radio, or video recordings from television.