Lossless #2

2008 | 00:03:00 | United States | English | B&W | Stereo | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Art History, Film or Videomaking, Film Theory, Future, Image Processing, Media Analysis

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Lossless #2 is a mesmerizing assemblage of compressed digital images of Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 masterpiece Meshes of the Afternoon. Baron and Goodwin play heavily with Teiji Ito’s 1959 soundtrack, making the film’s lyrical ambience feel more astonishing than ever before. --Neil Karassik

In Baron and Goodwin's Lossless series the “materiality” of the digital becomes the source-code for experimental execution. The artists' renditions of appropriated films are certainly not “lossless” (i.e. a copy of the original in which nothing is lost), but rather gainful: through various techniques of digital disruption - compression, file-sharing, the removal of essential digital information - the artists reveal the gain of a “new” media, full of material forms ripe for aesthetic sleuthing. --Braxton Soderman 

Prizes + Awards


Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film-Ann Arbor Film Festival 2009



Toronto International Film Festival

Exhibitions + Festivals

Ann Arbor FIlm Festival, 2009

Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, 2009

Dallas Videofest, 2009