A blinking smile - a face frozen in time in our Zoom meeting. That moment where you know you missed something or caught something that was not meant to be caught...
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In "Bad Internet," a series of video and audio recordings, we see our frustrations with the fallibility of the Internet played out. The audience is asked to find beauty in the stillness and/or degraded artefact rather than FOMO. My previous work series "Wireless Psychics Experiments #1-10 " also arose out of bad internet frustration. For example, one of the performances was a challenge to pick the spot in the room with the strongest Wi-Fi signal. And within that performance, I found a love for the chance of glitch in performance documentation.
Nicola Morton. WPE (The Photos) (iii), 2015. Digital photo print, 12” x 8”. Photo by Alan Warren.
Nicola Morton. Wireless Psychics Experiment #5 (2015-10-13). hyper-Linked video, 1:29 (left), text (right). http://moonpsychics.com/content/pages-newmoon/20151013.html.
In 2020, video conferencing has entered the everyday and most of us have experienced a frozen face from time to time..
For examples of video glitching in Zoom see https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tDpuCJwkkldsFO5IzWAHtmhJ2sA1zPuX/view?usp=sharing
And examples of audio/music glitching in zoom https://breakdancethedawn.bandcamp.com/album/bdtd275-bogweed-tape-club-zombie-business and https://youtu.be/XI6ZgeCj1T8
The first two video and/or audio artefacts in the “Bad Internet” series will come from recordings of performances by Kate Brown and Mark Brown at Carriageworks for Our Neon Foe.