Jeroen Cluckers (Belgium) – Oneiria, 2014, 3’52”
Document 01537 , Digital VHS card
Distorted memories from an imaginative zone known as “Oneiria”.
In our high-tech world, unpredictable behaviour from technology is often perceived as negative. These glitches however – ‘the ghost in the machine’ – can be a starting point to expand the possibilities of image production in the digital age. Oneiria uses datamoshing, a technique in which digital video images are deliberately made unstable, and found footage in different formats (digital HD, VHS, Super 8, …) is literally used as paint, smearing images to create painterly, abstract, dreamlike landscapes.
Jeroen Cluckers (BE)
is a video artist and experimental filmmaker. He explores the audiovisual potential of video and film by researching, deconstructing and transforming the language of both media. He attempts to write audiovisual poetry, resulting in dreamlike, often painterly images that leave traces and balance on the edge of recognition and alienation. His work has been displayed in more than 20 countries, in venues such as The Hermitage Museum, FILE Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Athens Digital Arts Festival and ISEA.