Video

the itch

Ryan Stec

2004, 01:32 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 713.00

The genre of scratch video has existed since the initial democratization of video technologies in the early eighties. Artists quickly set their hands to cutting and re-cutting the video landscape around them, creating a new faster, harder aesthetic. This video takes its cue from the more recent wave of scratch artists and is a playful expression of digital scratch techniques. Each section of footage was recorded and digitized and then loaded into a non-linear editing program so that it could be scratched back to tape. The final piece contains only a few edits. The movement of the images and apparent jump cuts where created in the same tactile approach as a DJ scratch, to give them a rough analogue aesthetic, in keeping with a more hip hop performance style rather than a more precise digital execution. The audio for the piece is a collage of samples from some of the best DJ/DMC artists practicing today.

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