CODEC/X

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The curators have selected work that is diverse, with challenging and often humorous themes embedded to materials and processes - including animation, performance, text, noise, found objects, tape, and abstraction.'codec' - type of compression/decompression software for storage and
transmission of audio-visual data - the manipulation of information,
time, sound and space

'codex' - a pre-printing-era manuscript, a digest or collection of
items or laws - the compilation, formatting, and reproduction of texts
or narratives Codec/x features specially commissioned and recent work
by 30 artists and

musicians, based in north west UK. It has been curated
independently by artists Dave Griffiths and Nick Jordan, and aims to
promote collaboration and experimentation in sound and visual art.

The curators have selected work that is diverse, with challenging
and often humorous themes embedded to materials and processes -
including animation, performance, text, noise, found objects, tape, and
abstraction. The DVD

unpacks a playful list of new proposals and encourages discourse
about technology, materials, and conventions in contemporary practice.
The artists explore tensions between perfection & instability; the
minutiae of spaces

and moments; the inscription and abandonment of laws; creation of
light and time; complexity of language and meaning, and the
architecture in

'intelligent' machines.

Films in compilation:

- Heatwork for Sparklers and Spycams directed by Lee Patterson
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:04:50

- Ugly Little Ornaments directed by Paul Cordwell
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:01:10

- Shadow Songs directed by Suki Chan
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2002, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:05:00

- Heap, The directed by The Cartwright Brothers
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:02:00

- Crossroads directed by Scott Byrne
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:07:30

- Road Movie, A directed by Nick Jordan
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:03:00

- Dictaphone directed by Joe Devlin
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:02:00

- Another Road Movie directed by Nick Jordan
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:01:10

- X-Time directed by Kristin Scheving
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:04:25

- Symbolic Exchange & Death directed by Blake Quentin
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:01:20

- Object/Sound/Movement directed by Carl Turton
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:02:20

- Flying From the Ground directed by Jenna Collins
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2002, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:04:30

- Fait Accompli directed by Ben Schmark
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:04:00

- Rogue State directed by Dave Griffiths
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:02:20

- Piano: A Sound Object directed by Mark Pilkington
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:04:40

- Girlz, The directed by Jenny Hallstrom
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2003, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:02:55

- Print Machine, The directed by Tamzin Forster
United Kingdom, Experimental, 2002, DV, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:03:40

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Price: 

22.00 USD

Publisher: 

Label: 

Pharmakon

Publishing date: 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Runtime: 

65

Discs: 

1 DVD5

Language: 

Subtitles: 

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour & B&W

Sound: 

DD2.0