The series Signal to Noise intentionally disrupts the information of local broadcast signals. Each animation in the series continuously scrambles a 20-minute segment of television captured from a major US network. Subverting software’s capacity for order, Signal to Noise fractures and distorts the intended images and narrative, to craft alternate, imagined spaces.

In the piece AMERICANS!, the existing frenetic quality of children's television is amplified into pulsing fragments. The construction is comparable to early twentieth-century collages built from the media of that time, and mid-century video collage. A set of instructions authored by the artist rapidly edits the video content.

The animation excerpt above is a multi-frame capture from the live software, which does not loop.

Online bidding ends at 7PM EST on October 10, 2013, with the highest bid transferring to the live auction at Phillips, 450 Park Avenue, New York, which begins October 10, 2013 at 8:30PM EST.
Americans!, 2013
Generative animation, custom software, computer
Dimensions Variable

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