Textures of Codecs

Textures of Codecs
2020
Single channel HD video with stereo audio and a series of digital prints

This audiovisual piece was my investigation into the materiality of digital video signal. As a video artist and VJ I really focus on what is the internal universe of the digital video signal. Analog video signals have been manipulated and explored throughout video arts’ history by such artists as Nam June Paik. I want to explore the textures of digital video signals beyond mere 1’s and 0’s. This piece is the outcome of me trying to give the audio and video signal a texture and materiality.

The stills were taken from the video where I projected the static frames onto hologause and then photographed the projections. These abstraction have an almost geological representation.