4_touchscreen

Video | 2020
Loop 12 min

 

The video shows a matrix of red, green and blue pixels, colourful lines and amorphous black surfaces of a destroyed LCD display in close-up. Fingers manipulate and interact with the errors, creating ever-changing abstract compositions. Pushing the screen and playing with its liquid crystals, the artist produces transient images. Instead of reproducing a digital picture, the technology is used and explored as an analog material. Touchscreen pursues the concept of the previous video screenshot (where an arrow hits and fractures a screen), and by zooming in on the intentionally-created errors again calls the relationship between digital pictures and the physical medium into question. The process could be described as analog glitch art meets digital finger painting, while the abstracted aesthetic result is nostalgically reminiscent of lo-fi computer games and microscopic images of cells or crystal structures.
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