Tonight at 6:30pm, artist Takeshi Murata will screen a selection of his recent works and upcoming projects at Electronic Arts Intermix. This will be followed by a discussion with EAI's Josh Kline. Murata has developed his own unique method of processing digital glitches and errors to produce his vivid abstract videos and animations. An innovator in the field of digital video, the event this evening will be his first artist's talk in New York City. Not to be missed!
Animation by Takeshi Murata
sound by Space Machine
30 second clip from "Melter 02", running time 4 minutes
Performative fail from rosa menkman on Vimeo.
Digital Decay from universe on Vimeo.
Statement: This video is an animation of the process of saving an image file in continuously lower file formats over hundreds of times.
This image is of a quote, taken from Douglas Davis' essay, "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction," which argues (in part) that unlike analogue signals, which are like waves crashing upon a beach and losing clarity with every ebb of the tide, digital bits "can be endlessly reproduced, without degradation, always the same, always perfect."