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 Digital Audio Film   
 

VIDEO

Digital Audio Film refutes simplistic divisions between analogue and digital by finding commonalities across media history.  Blank film stock is exposed to the laser pick-up of a portable CD player, transforming the machine from an audio playback device into both projector and camera.

The film reframes the data reading function of the device as an aesthetic action, inscribing a flickering dot of light, normally invisible to the naked eye, in the emulsion of the film. In doing so the work aims to bring these two optical media, one of sight and one of sound, into an anachronistic dialogue, allowing them to reveal one anotherís materiality and finding a compatibility between these apparently mutually exclusive media which pushes both beyond their designed function.

Commissioned for Ftarri Festival 2015.
Soundtrack performed by Patrick Farmer, Madoka Kuono
& Stephen Cornford
Projection by Shinkan Tamaki & Stephen Cornford

 

 


 

 

 

  

 

 

2023
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Spectral Index

Petrified Media

2022
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Dark Current Collages
Horizon of Fulfillment

2021
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To Photograph A Rock
Pixel Mining

2019
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RGB [Retinally Governed Behaviours]

2018
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Saturation Trails - Acid
- Laser
- X-Ray
Destruction of an Image Sensor

2016
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Constant Linear Velocity
Augenmusik
Methodology for a Synaesthetic Screen

2015
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Migration
Digital Audio Film

2013
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Solipsism Cinema
Archipelago

2012
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Recorded (on) Delivery
Five Introverted Machines

2011
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Binatone Galaxy

2010
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In Search of a Concrete Music

2009
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Works for Turntable

2008
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Three Piece
Air Guitar
Extended Piano

2007
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Trespassing The Olympic Site
For Violin, Viola & Tape