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Lambeaux Remixes Live Television Into A Pixelated Stream

These days, if you don’t own a TV it doesn’t matter because you can catch all the good stuff online anyway. So, until TVs get with the program and become part of the network, their days could be spent being used for other purposes instead. And one of those purposes is to be repurposed for art, which is what Nicolas Boillot has done with his installation Lambeaux.

The installation has had a few incarnations, from GIFs (below) to the version in the video (above) which was exhibited at Le Hublot in Nice, France, where he used local TV and remixed it into a pixelated stream using openFrameworks. Boillot explains the project:

In “Lambeaux,” the television stream is taken as raw material, a material lacerated by a process of motion capture which extracts in real time all the pixels that have changed during the broadcast. Those fragments are captured and recast in a spatial-temporal way on a twenty-four image loop.

The accumulation process takes place within the contours of past images and the way pixels are then reorganized in real time produces a jagged image with unreal effects—a ghostly memory of the video flux, a colorful palimpsest where fragments of motion and time coexist.

Source: How TV Ruined Your Life – Charlie Brooker


Source: How TV Ruined Your Life – Charlie Brooker


Source: How TV Ruined Your Life – Charlie Brooker


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