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Concept, text and artworks:
Barry van der Rijt
Rob van Hoesel
Sebastiaan Hanekroot (Colour & Books)
NPN Printers (NL)
Cultuurfonds Rijk van Nijmegen
Huisartsenpraktijk Thermion Nijmegen
This special edition contains the book and three different prints.
About the book:
Nowadays, every movie or film we see is digital. In order to view them, a codec is needed – something that encodes or decodes, compresses or decompresses data – but the motion picture can still be briefly distorted, depending on various factors, from signal glitches or frequency interference to faulty files. These distortions are called codec errors. This guide has collected images from these exact moments of significant digital disturbance or dysfunction in order to classify them according to the codec order concept. The resulting images are vibrantly coloured, unfathomably pixelated and blurred in a confused digital lexicon that is beyond our grasp to comprehend.
Barry van der Rijt is a Dutch visual artist and experimental filmmaker. He likes to play with film related matter: videotapes, codecs, pixels, screens. With the results of these experiments he creates new meanings, usually resulting in short films. His work was screened on Dutch national television, in musea, at several international festivals in Europe, and at exhibitions outside Europe.