Flash Artifacts

In Flash Artifacts (2009), Danny Snelson and João Enxuto re-edit selections from UbuWeb’s streaming video archive, exploring the conditions that momentarily “clothe and house” classic avant-garde film and video works. In particular, this editorial exercise investigates online versions of media-reflexive cinema, reprograming works designed to address media technologies now verging on obsolescence.

A hidden magic is revealed in these works as they’ve found themselves mixed up in the contextual economy of UbuWeb. Interweaving, juxtaposing, and re-editing dozens of films and videos from the UbuWeb archive, we attempt to resurface the more remarkable moments of digital prescience: rewiring these essential historical works as allegories of online distribution networks, internet-specific poetics, media encoding technologies, and the peculiarities of our rapidly expanding social networks.

Flash Artifacts, UbuWeb, 2009

Collaboration with João Enxuto


CRG Gallery, NYC, February 19, 2009
artnews.org Project Space, Berlin, February 9, 2010

Frieze interview with Kenneth Goldsmith

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