December 3rd, 1998--12.03-1:17 A.M.

Anthony Discenza

1999 | 00:07:12 | United States | English | Color | Stereo |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Consumer culture, Image Processing

A specific period of late-night TV channel surfing is dissected and manipulated through fast forward and freeze frame. Cultural icons (Roseanne, Mary Tyler Moore, The Golden Girls) can occasionally be glimpsed amongst the detritus, while the echoing and ghostly soundtrack pays homage to the cultural isolation of solitary viewing.

"The ideas in much of my recent work orbit elliptically around the attempt to generate new forms out of the destruction or decay of appropriated material—trying to capture the traces of things as they dissipate, and findings ways of rendering those traces visible. Paired with this is a morbid fascination with the endless stream of mediated images that surrounds and informs our daily lives.... The video signal compacted, compressed, imploded—methodologies to reduce disparate visual events into a discrete form. A destruction of any hierarchies of content through the formation of a schizophrenic space in which all information is equivalent and non-orderable, generated through an alchemical shift whereby the many are unified through a kind of annihilation. Through the compression/decay of the electronic signal which transmits them, images are drained of all meaning save that of sensory data, of information... a densely scrambled, post-space of visual detritus...."

—Anthony Discenza

This title is also available on Anthony Discenza Videoworks: Volume 1.

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