Day 4 @ TextielLab Textielmusuem Tilburg, NL
The palette is fixed and I’ve settled on my final design constraints and source material. For the next two working days in the lab, I’ll be weaving fragments from core memory dumps. Raw binary data from my system RAM have been rendered into a 6-bit color-space with a total of 64 colors. The data itself is a collection of fragments of files, images, sounds, temporary data and programs, a sketch of my activities assembled according to the obscure logic of my operating system.
Complete documentation of the process and resources will come in the following weeks.
After having my PC Laptop, camera, and audio recorder stolen on a train to Amsterdam, I am in debt to my dear friend Jeroen Holthuis for helping me write a program in Processing which performs variable bits per channel rendering of raw binary data in a similar fashion to Paul Kerchen’s LoomPreview. He has also been kind enough to loan me his camera and host me for some of my time in the Netherlands. Many thanks!
The final installation of the LASERDISC VISIONS PROJECT.
“LASERDISC VISIONS is a single channel music video style installation based around the music of the Portland based group LASERDISC VISIONS. Featuring 17 separate videos, each to a different song, they play in a random loop indefinitely. The viewer is invited to recline on the provided bedsheets which are surrounded by buzzing, flashing and tangled electronics to become part of the installation, and meditate on the infinite beauty of television and electronic media.”
On view April 29 - May 3, 2013
Myrtle Hall, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
Mark Fingerhut 2013