Rogue State

Rogue State

2003, 2.15 mins, colour, stereo, DV

Vetoed UN resolutions hand-inscribed on DV tape using a magnetic quill.   Reinterpreted by the digital apparatus, these marks reveal abstract, lawless sonic and visual explosions – a fluid display of synthetic aerial terror.   The action alludes to the shared nature of entertainment and military technology in seeking perfect spectacle whilst shunning error or uncertainty. Volatile glitches unleash compressed light and sound to commemorate abandoned conventions in both the digital medium and international law. Silver Impakt Award, 2005:

“… a deceptively aesthetic burst of video confetti. But this innovative descendant of direct cinema is a digital interpretation of a text inscribed on the material; an obscured message only implied by the title” Stefanie Strathaus, Astria Suparak & Ranti Tjan, Jury.