Les LeVeque Videoworks: Volume 1

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Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Consumer culture, Image Processing, Media Analysis, Videoworks

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Les LeVeque Videoworks: Volume 1

Les LeVeque’s early works, featured on this compilation, demonstrate his fascination with slowing things down in order to see them better. Found footage, often of key historical moments, are digitally re-edited, slowed down, or encoded into ASCII to highlight underlying meanings and metaphors.

 

Included Titles

the free space of the commodity
"In the free space of the commodity, I digitally took apart moving image sequences and re-animated them into an encoded montage to create a metaphor of experience where the viewer feels like a fiber optic cable has been hard-wired into their...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: consumer culture, language, media analysis

Encoded Facial Gesture #1
Encoded Facial Gesture #1 is a frame-by-frame animation of two mouth gestures that have been encoded into ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchanges) to spell out a brief text by Sigmund Freud on paranoia. This title is also...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: animation, language

A Song from the Cultural Revolution
  A Song from the Cultural Revolution is a stuttering music video composed of appropriated footage of Bill Gates’s testimony before the U.S. Senate. Gates’s hand gestures have been re-edited, frame-by-frame, into ASCII (American Standard Code...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: culture jamming, language, music video

Les LeVeque
1998 | 07:00
flight
flight is a frame-by-frame re-editing of an astronaut walking on the moon into a seven-minute long meditation on technological transcendence. The unstable, stuttering image depicts the astronaut's struggle to separate from his body. Comically...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: humor, image processing