Glitched P2P-Moviestream as Art

Schönes Projekt von Nicolas Maigret, der zusammen mit Brendan Howell eine Installation gecoded hat, die zufällige Torrents aus den Pirate Bay Top 100 runterlädt und die Datenpakete on the fly auf eine Leinwand schmeisst. Das Teil ist vor allem eine Visualisierung von P2P im Kontrast zu vergangener „Piraten-Technologie“ wie VHS und setzt das in den Kontext fragmentierter Narration. Spannend!

From a cinematic perspective this preliminary fragmentation of the media is also a fragmentation of the film material and of the narration. These "broadcasting mechanics" come with specific formal opportunities: mashup cinema, random editing, weaving together different films frame by frame, glitches and merging of different fragments.

This installation suggests a way to perceive the digital filmic medium as a stream, or rather as streams distributed on a global scale. In other words, The Pirate Cinema intends to re-explore films through the logic of cables, which is unique to each connection and location.

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