A MOMENTARY GLITCH | 30" x 20" Archival Digital Prints infused into Aluminum
STATEMENT ABOUT WORK:
A Momentary Glitch investigates the technological failures we experience everyday. These glitches are often interruptive and unwanted in our daily occurrences, yet we accept them as part of the normal course of living with technology. However, if one was to actually look at these glitches, there exists a beauty in each. The mixing of time and experiences results in a new memory or moment. A Momentary Glitch plays with and explores the idea of these unwanted glitches. What if we could create our own glitches and mix our own moments and memories?
Highly inspired by the methodologies of John Cage and his belief that "music composed through chance procedures could become something beautiful," I utilize the everyday life moments around me to record. The work is conceptual and based on video clips and still images I have captured over the past two years that document my life and experiences. Pulling from hundreds of video clips and still images, I edit the video clips and still images together, based on subject matter or events I want to glitch together. Using the language of morse code, I inscribe words or descriptors regarding the technological interruptions we experience everyday (e.g., unwanted, unpredictable, erratic, volatile) into the burned information or imagery on a DVD. The markings create disturbances in the video and catches in the progression of time. I then play the DVD with the morse code scribed into it on a flat screen TV. As the disturbances and catches in imagery occur on the TV, I capture it with my camera. The resulting imagery blends multiple experiences into one, confusing the memory of each and thus creating a new moment. Each image represents a moment in time, that can never be repeated.