In this installation live broadcast TV programs on 11 televisions are continuously remixed into a rhythmic, stroboscopic composition. It functions automatically, cycling among preprogrammed patterns, yet with a strong element of indeterminacy due to the unpredictable content.
This piece manifests the attraction/ repulsion relationship I have with TV. It provides a hyper-stimulating barrage of fast-paced images and sounds, yet frustrates attempts to actually “watch” it in a conventional sense.
Created as the culmination of my MFA in Art & Technology, this electronic installation is run by a MAX/MSP/Jitter patch that both outputs video samples and talks to a PIC microcontroller. The PIC is programmed in C with my rhythmic pattern algorithms and controls custom video switching electronics.