Dive into the hallucinatory analog visions of a damaged VCR
October 27, 2013  //  By:   //  Job News  //  No Comment

By Dante D’Orazio

This video is unsettling and comforting at the same time. Broken and distorted images assault the eyes; it seems as if the video medium itself is breaking as different clips snap over each other, punctuated by analog artifacts and noise. Despite the carnage, there’s a warmth to the old analog technology, and the eerie soundtrack keeps the visual experience in synch. It’s the work of video artist Luke Wyatt, and it’s the result of a technique he calls “video mulch.” The process involves whacking a VCR with a “docksider” shoe while Wyatt digitally records the results. Then, as he explains, …read more

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