nothings_nomeanings

nothings_nomeanings

2014

Credits:

• Zach Duer

Publications:

• Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gimpo, South Korea, May 6 - 24, 2020
• Intersections: 16th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, New London, CT, February 16, 2017
• Madatac 09, Madrid Spain, January 12, 2017
• Ecos Urbanos 2017, Mexico City, Mexico, November 10, 2017
• Atlanterium, Atlanta, GA, August 9, 2017
• Shimmer, Chapel Hill, NC, February 10, 2017
• Currents New Media, Santa Fe, NM, June 2015
• The Depot, Richmond, VA, April 25 - May 19, 2014

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nothings_nomeanings is a multimedia collage of found sound and found video. The collage both preserves the material nature of the found objects as well as invigorates them with a new life and identity. The exact quality of every recording - the hiss, the static, the color - is kept intact. The samples represent exactly themselves, snippets of recorded media, no more and no less. They are not a direct reference to the subject material. They contain within themselves the subject material, but also all of the minutia of recording - the perspective (physical and cultural) of the author, the equipment, and the uniqueness of the conditions of the recording, with the arm positioned exactly thus, or the singer holding the note for an extra 1/100th of a second. All of these details comprise the character of the sample, and the amalgamation of these characters can be startling and beautiful. Yet, at the same time, they also are overwhelmingly nostalgic.

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