All It Takes

All It Takes Alternative narratives of what hasn’t happened (yet). FY

Phoebe Todd-Parrish, Unstacking
(Edmonton, 2018, 1:00, 1.5 MB, 0:45 processing time)

Mechanical, methodical and deeply satisfying, Unboxing is best viewed on repeat after a long day. Rotoscoped relaxation at its best. JM

Stefano Miraglia, Self Portrait (Paris, 2015, 0:23, 2.48 MB)

Analog vs. digital, color vs. monochrome, cityscape and inhabitant. Miraglia’s Self Portrait offers strobing images in high contrast juxtaposed by a finale that breaks the manic tension with a moment of floral contemplation. JM

Sony Cody, You Know the One
(Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, 2020, 1:38, 1.5 MB, 0:49 processing time)

Clouds become pixels become clouds again in Sony Cody’s You Know the One. Float away as self-defeating dream logic gets washed over by lush synths and hypnotic pulses. JM

Leanne Dunic, Melt (Sapporo, 2019, 1:39, 2 MB less than 0:60 processing time)

An icy, intimidating, and incredibly sensuous portrait of the relationship between being and the natural world. SB

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François Quevillon, Exhaust
(Montréal, 2014, infinite GIF, 2.6 MB, 1:00 processing time)

The deteriorating remnants of the Anthropocene are invoked in François Quevillon’s Exhaust,  a raw and elemental looping GIF that captures the last gasps of a decaying world. JM

Zach McLane, The Passing
(Los Angeles, 2019, 1:00, 788 Kb, 15:00 processing time)

On the window of a passing train, pixel macroblocks, an artifact of motion-compensation algorithms, roll down like tears. LUM

Michelle Dyrness, Stanza
(Los Angeles, 2020, 1:08, 4.3 MB, 1:10 processing time)

A colorful collage, as though through the eyes of a surfeited tourist. LUM

Hân Phạm, Once Upon a Time
(Vancouver, 2020, 5:17, 5.67 MB, 14:00 processing time)

The walls shimmer and fall away, and the history of Vietnam floats into the artist’s bedroom: a century’s worth of noisy, jostling stories. Just as suddenly, the world retreats again, leaving no trace but a few compression artifacts. LUM

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Trevor Byrne, Sticky Note Studies #1 & #2 (Orange and Pink) (Los Angeles, 2020, 1:06, 1.7 MB, 1:02 processing time)

An explosion of pixels, hues, shades and shadows shift fluidly in a silent, dreamy macro meditation capturing the limitless potential of sticky notes. JM

Sena Cleave, Modern Girl
(Nanaimo, 2020, 2:14, 2.31 MB, 1:15 processing time)

From vintage Japanese fashion magazines, dreams of travel, family harmony, and feminine perfection. LUM

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