Tag Archives: datamosh

Superorganism – Something For Your M.I.N.D. (Official Video)

30 Apr

Just a little something for ya

Yung Jake – Datamosh

6 Sep

Epic  use of datamoshing with corresponding lyrics. All by Yung Jake

Ships in Distress in a Datastorm

10 Oct


This is an ‘Abstract Compressionist’ video painting from Belgian video artist Jeroen Cluckers. A datamoshed remix of Peter Monamy’s painting ‘Ships in Distress in a Storm’.

Cerco De Chapa Con Hojas Secas (2010)

4 Jul


A fine Data-Mosh-Trip, ‘Metal Fence with Dry Leaves’ from Spanish video artist Mateo Amaral. Translates: “Jungle wind, ocean waves extending as much as they can reach the inner senses and much more too. A network is stirred by sounds of leaves, the network separates things. DMT circulating in the brain.”

Idol No More (Remix, 2013)

6 Jun


Nice Datamosh/remoshed Kaleidoscopic video by datartist Phillip Stearns. A remix of Idle No More, by Stine Marie Jacobsen, for the 2013 Turku Biennial in Finland. Bonus: check out his Pointer Feedback:



rad times and compression artefacts

1 Aug

Today I’d like to make the proposal that the aesthetics of “datamoshing” are kinda very psychedelic.

“Datamoshing” is the hip term for the effects achieved by removing keyframes from a videofile. It’s actually a very basic artisic technique in the tradion of randomness and the surfacing display of artistic means. What resurfaces here from the subconscious of the means of production are compression artefacts, objects born from the everyday algorithms of heavy data compression. The focus on compression artefacts  sets them apart from other glitch aesthetics.

Not unlike a Rorschach test or psychedelic visuals these alien everyday compression artefacts are capable of expression. They have an emotional quality; they are anarchic smugglers on the border between conscious and subconscious.

The video above associates the compression artefacts with a certain melancholy. It’s an interesting construction of things passed since early objects of desire from 80s tv commercials and videogames are fused with the involuntary gestures of data compression from the internets early days of videostreaming. Just like a search of lost rad time with youtube.

Don’t miss those other two videos by eddie whelan! They are beautiful and no less rad executions of controlled randomness.

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