For Broad Cast Response, I captured the entirety of the 1990, teen angst, pirate radio movie Pump Up the Volume, then broke it down into a diptych of all the spoken “no”s and all the spoken “yes”s in the film, respectively. The resultant installation, which continuously flows in and out of a synced, monosyllabic debate, is an ironic testament to the poor quality of contemporary broadcast news, a tense tribute to the copyfight and pirate artists, and overall, a playful attempt to highlight the absurdity of the closed dialectic.

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download full size “yes” for loop in h264/mp4 (12mb)

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Broad Cast Response

For Broad Cast Response, I captured the entirety of the 1990, teen angst, pirate radio movie Pump Up the Volume, then broke it down into a diptych of all the spoken “no”s and all the spoken “yes”s in the film, respectively. The resultant installation, which continuously flows in and out of a synced, monosyllabic debate, is an ironic testament to the poor quality of contemporary broadcast news, a tense tribute to the copyfight and pirate artists, and overall, a playful attempt to highlight the absurdity of the closed dialectic.

Broad Cast Response was produced for the iCommons Summit 2007, a residency, workshop and exhibition programme simultaneously held in Dubrovnik, Croatia and Second Life. It was the second video produced in an ongoing series of generative works, where I use simple formulas to edit and compress popular movies, revealing secret biases, hidden meanings and complex relationships just below the surface.