Early in the history of digital media, when the science of error correction was in its
infancy, artists discovered that glitches could oftentimes produce wondrous artifacts.
And that, much like the technique of the “Cut-up,” formed new juxtapositions that
seemingly came from nowhere.
For fans of the film, Decoder, here is a shared cinematic universe of Derek Jarman’s 1983 Super-8mm collaborative short, Pirate Tape. Re-coded at the corrected speed, it stars William S. Burroughs & FM Einheit with sound by Psychic TV, who at that time featured: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson (Sleazy of COIL), Geoffrey Nigel Laurence Rushton (Jhonn Balance of COIL), Alex Fergusson (of Alternative TV), John Gosling (of Zos Kia), and Paula P-Orridge.
The Flexi disc reads, “final groove purposely left open” and is the earliest example of using a lock groove in pop music. Loop has also been called “a precursor to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music” and predates most other “industrial” music.
Controversial “confrontationalist” legend Lydia Lunch‘s new project is a full-blown collaborative women’s workshop whose effort is “to change the status quo through art and group empowerment.”
Bruno Hibombo’s Battles combines ethereal longing with a direct soulfulness that places his debut far beyond his young age of 22
Wynne Greenwood‘s one-woman punk performance art act, Tracy + the Plastics, consists of three characters (all played by Greenwood) enacted through multimedia performance of video and music.
HALL OF ICE – Diego Barrera’s New Video for Lebanon Hanover Avant-garde duo Diego Barrera and Julieta Triangular form Celestial Twins Productions, a cinematic collaboration filled with ghostly seduction. These Spanish newcomers’ shorts and music videos have hailed comparisons to Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kenneth Anger, Ira Cohen, Maya Deren, amongst others, and have collaborated…
The sci-fi alter ego born of consumerism and greed, was crafted in the early 2000s by Finnish artist Heidi Kilpeläinen. She’s drawn comparisons to Grace Jones, Kate Bush, and David Bowie, caught the eye of Leila Arab and Bjork.
Ornette Coleman interview conducted by French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
1966 film from director Dick Fontaine starring Rahshaan Roland Kirk, John Cage, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham.
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