Animation by Takeshi Murata
sound by Space Machine
30 second clip from "Melter 02", running time 4 minutes
Performative fail from rosa menkman on Vimeo.
Digital Decay from universe on Vimeo.
Statement: This video is an animation of the process of saving an image file in continuously lower file formats over hundreds of times.
This image is of a quote, taken from Douglas Davis' essay, "The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction," which argues (in part) that unlike analogue signals, which are like waves crashing upon a beach and losing clarity with every ebb of the tide, digital bits "can be endlessly reproduced, without degradation, always the same, always perfect."