I'm back from my holiday trip to Seattle. Here is a video that I shot while I was there, with a new video camera that I got. I can't embed an HD version, which my new camera shoots in, so go here to see the HD version.
Jawbreaker playing "Kiss The Bottle" live at McGregor's in Elmhurst, Il on 8/23/1992
Each horizontal line corresponds to a horizontal line of a frame from a video sequence. So, this is 360 pixels high = 360 frames from a sequence. What is shown here are the frames scanning down, so that the first frame of this are all of the first lines of the frames, the second frame of this is the second line from all of the frames, and so on and so forth.
Made with Processing.
I wrote a little Processing sketch that randomly fucks with the byte data of image files. The result is glitched image files. Lots of them. That I can animate. Click on the image above for the movie.
I will hopefully have more iterations of this soon. I kind of like this idea, going along with some previous ideas that I was working with, but from a different direction - that of manipulating the data directly, as opposed to creating the image of it. Let's see where this goes.
From the blurb: "A Battles collaboration with celebrated light artists UVA (United Visual Artists), produced by Warp Films (This Is England, Rubber Johnny, Dead Mans Shoes etc.)."
While I love the song, what interests me more about this is the video as snapshot of a particular time, both artistically and politically. I love it.