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Charlie tweed
Oporavak
Experimental video | hdv | color | 4'40'' | United Kingdom / | 2016
Oporovak proposes a methodology for what it calls ‘information recovery and the solving of â integrity problems. Taking its inspiration from data recovery solutions and the language of achieving complete visibility via forms of HD technology and big data the film is part alternative software training video and part the voice of a subversive hybrid machine. It takes the intent of information restoration into a new context with its apparent ability to manipulate all sorts of digital and non-digital materials via its sentient interface and performative actions which apparently can operate at molecular level. The film utilises the voice of an unreliable narrator who acts to draw the viewer in and raise their awareness of inbuilt human desires for clarity and visibility and the desire to develop new forms of technology that can manipulate all sorts of digital and physical materials. The final section of the film looks towards a `sensing mechanism` that has the functionality to manipulate and alter any type of visual material at its source and the capability of connecting with and manipulating the subconscious of its viewers.
Charlie Tweed is an artist and academic based in Bristol, UK. He has a PhD in art practice (Kingston University) and an MFA in art practice (Goldsmiths College). His video, text and performance based works interrogate the affective qualities of digital technologies and their use in the control and management of populations and environments. He employ strategies of re-appropriation and speculative fiction, often taking on personas of anonymous collectives and hybrid machines, to outline subversive plans for enhancing and escaping control mechanisms and renegotiating relations between human and non human.