2003, DV, color/bw, 07:54 min
A piece of movie film has survived the forthcoming Ice Age and is discovered
by Venusian scientists - 5000 years from now.
This work is a correspondence of two information fragments of differentorigin and time, that met by accident.
Cinema transforms into a three-dimensional landscape - utilizing data that
is based on an archaeological misinterpretation.
Zuse Strip is named after Konrad Zuses first digital computer. It
used discarded 35mm movie film from the German UFA as a medium to read and
write eight-bit binary code data with a hole punch system.
The work was inspired by texts from Lev Manovich's "Cinema by Numbers" as well as "The Deciphering of Linear B" by linguist / archaeologist
the repressed of innovation, and as past informationare encoded in defunct
systems, how will the past be preserved?
Translation (from the Latin 'translatio' to bear across) is a journey, not
instantaneous transmission, and these travels of re-encoding, transcription
and compression re-mark their info-passengers with the codes of the present." (Mike Hoolboom)
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