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Un-erased landscape

Captured by video the landscape is brought to the computer for editing. After saving the edited video to another format, the material is erased – ‘trashed’. However attempts to remove or erase the images can never be entirely successful, digital memories remain embedded in the system.

In this project the video is brought back from this very edge of recoverability, and in the process, the erased video is converted into a new and chaotic stream of digital data which has been re-captured as still image. Now visually unreadable as landscape, this new imagery is landscape converted into a flat zone of data; colour and marks, intense and beautiful.

Faced with the dilemmas of actual contemporary environmental destruction, this work implies that recoverability might indeed bring a need for new readings and changed vision.

This work was created in 2003 and the computer used is now obsolete.

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