Death by a 1000 frames (2010)

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30 sec segments looped for the duration of the track.

“Death by a 1000 frames” is meant to be shown as a 3 channel installation but I’ve also created a more linear version where the three parts are played sequentially. For me, this piece represents a stage in my career where I not only approach a piece of work visually but also in the mechanics of how it came to be.

1000 frames derives from the 30 second segment and within the 30 seconds lie 900 frames; I inter-grate text for half of those frames so its basically 450 frames of images per channel and with 3 channels, there are 1350 images that I had to obtain, mostly through the Internet and so the process of getting these images became part of the art. The images started to numb me, the images of products not so much, but the porn ...

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30 sec segments looped for the duration of the track.

“Death by a 1000 frames” is meant to be shown as a 3 channel installation but I’ve also created a more linear version where the three parts are played sequentially. For me, this piece represents a stage in my career where I not only approach a piece of work visually but also in the mechanics of how it came to be.

1000 frames derives from the 30 second segment and within the 30 seconds lie 900 frames; I inter-grate text for half of those frames so its basically 450 frames of images per channel and with 3 channels, there are 1350 images that I had to obtain, mostly through the Internet and so the process of getting these images became part of the art. The images started to numb me, the images of products not so much, but the porn material, which I started off by taking pleasure in seeking, became almost repulsive towards the end of the search. Vice versa, the images of death and war disgusted me in the early stages but gradually I became more desensitized to it.

I wanted to portray the hatred of ourselves which eventually leads to the hatred of humanity within our society. We have a lust for these products so we buy, we have a lust for each other, so we fuck, and we have a greed for power so we kill.

The piece is meant for us to challenge the notion of consumption, what is excess and why we crave some of things that we crave?

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  • Year Created: 2010
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Monday Aug 30th, 2010
  • Original Url: http://vimeo.com/15583542
  • Work Credits:
    • Bo Lee,
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