Pete Baldes: Hypertemps
a href="">Pete Baldes slices video into thin horizontal strips of animated GIFS that are stacked back into the original video's frame, but the GIFs are out of synch, coalescing into a image and then falling apart again. Prosthetic Leg is a terrific example (warning: large download)- the figure is constantly moving but pulling in different directions so going nowhere, stuck in time, barely pulling parts of itself together and never quite being whole again. The image itself reminds me of a scene in the film Contact, starring Jodie Foster: when she travels forward in time and lands on a beach she sees in the distance a hazy amoebic form moving towards her which gradually turns into her father. It's a very moving moment. Prosthetic Leg reminds me of that moment without the culmination.