SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO

Scratch

1997, 00:54 minutes, colour

 

A grid of halftone dots rapidly congeal to form the title SCRATCH. Out of entropy, a recognizable word is formed; from chaos comes order. Patterns of noise and colour are edited rapidly. They flicker and scroll for the audience. Each pattern is accompanied by its' own unique sound which, although aesthetically pleasing, seems to have no recognizable meaning. In this video, the images are all nothing more than glitches. These are the discarded and damaged portions of video artworks, yet I have lovingly gathered and composed them. The soundtrack is nothing more than gibberish typed into a computer program with speech capability. Those recorded phrases have then been edited into compact portions and matched randomly to their visual counterparts.  The entire piece is a result of incidence; the choreography of disorder.