Retentions 1 – 4 (18:30) Retentions 5 (7:00)
Retentions 1 - 4 explores the iterative trajectory of the film frame using various techniques of micromontage. Just as in certain kinds of nonstandard synthesis, new forms of sound are produced by means of recursive time-modeling techniques, it is possible to redefine visual events by applying procedures involving self-replication and the decomposition of the video stream. In Retentions, an attempt has been made to rework the idea of cinematic "montage consciousness". If the individual frame could be submitted to processes of recombination through random selection, it might be possible to modify the experience of cinematic time. The event process chosen was selected for its distinctive gesture signature. This ready-constituted content, consisting of continuous movements through space, made it possible to control how an event stream unraveled and was absorbed into its own trace. In the sound track of Retentions, micro-level patterns contribute to the overall organization and to the emergence of 2nd-order sonorities. The sound and image are separate and independently evolve in a singular way. The structure of the sound mirrors the convulsive nature of the image because similar methodologies inform the making of both.

Interview in Exibart


The Ninth Annual Activating the Medium Festival, Presented by 23five and in conjunction with The San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco Cinematheque, Curated by Scott Arford, February 10 thru February 12 in San Francisco. (23five) (Installation View)

Microprocesses , Island Film & Video Festival, Curated by Steven Ball, UGC Cinema, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, March 2005. (IslandFestival)

"Abstraction Now", Künstlerhaus-Kino,Vienna, Curated by Norbert Pfaffenbichler and Sandro Droschl, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria. August - September, 2003. (

"Larger than Life", European Media Art Festival, International Selection, Curated by Herman Noring, Alfred Rotert, Ralf Sausmikat, "Take a Stroll", EMAF, Osnabruck, Germany, April 2003

"Signal 2 Noise", Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, University of Washington, April 2003 Immanence Programm

Rencontres Internationales Festival #6, roARaTorio, Paris and Berlin, February 2003. (

SonicLIGHT 2003, ninth edition of the Sonic Arts Festival, Curated by Joost Rekveld, Edwin van der Heide , with assistance from Naut Humon, Recombinant media Lab, Paradiso, Amsterdam, February 2003. ( SonicActs )

9th Biennial of the Moving Image, Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Curated by Stephen Vitiello, Geneva, November 2001.

VideoRom program, Valencia Biennial, Curated by Cristiana Perrella, Valencia, Spain, June - October, 2001. (

"Sonic Saboteurs", Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Curated by Steve Seid, Berkeley, California, September 2001

"Music without Walls? Music without Instruments?", Festival Performance Phoenix Centtre, DMU, Leicester, England, June 2001

"Experimentell, Abstract, Poetisch", VideoEx Festival of Video and ExperimentalFilm, Zurich, May 2001

"The Sounds of Vision", International Diviision, European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, April 2001