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[January 17, 2014]

Arts, DNA and Spam: highlights [Herald, The (Scotland)]

(Herald, The (Scotland) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) l Dundee Wall Status updates taken from online social media generated within a few miles of DCA are typeset, printed and pasted across a gallery wall in chronological order.

l The Time Machine in alphabetical order The 1960 film version of HG Wells' famous novella has been careful re-edited by hand to play in alphabetical order according to every word spoken in the film.

l A Short Film About War A documentary artwork made entirely out of information found online takes the viewer to a number of warzones, as seen through the collective eyes of online photo-sharing communities like Flickr, and as witnessed by military and civilian bloggers.


l Belief Fragmented broadcasts about belief are sourced from the video- sharing community YouTube to form a montage that plays back alongside a compass indicating the direction and our distance from the origin of each clip as it plays.

l Six Years Of Mondays Features time-lapse movies made by the Fife man Graham Smith, who has been recording the view from his bedroom window every day from 6am to 6pm since 2006.

l The First Person A video work that takes a stream of first person testimony sourced from American self-help websites and randomly intercuts this quoted material with the found video footage of a burning house.

l Corruption A triptych of light-boxes, each comprising 12 frames taken from a corrupt digital video file found online becomes animated by the viewers' movements.

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