Steve Reinke and James Richards

2010, 45:24 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 345.141

Starting out as equal parts authors, editors and thieves, Disambiguation began when the two artists were invited to curate a screening together. Since they live in separate cities, Chicago and London, they decided to swap and re-edit files of video and audio material from their own archives by post. Animations, pornography, songs, downloads and fragments from their own back catalogues were passed back and forth across the Atlantic to be chopped and sequenced into an exquisite corpse of swapped signals.

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by Steve Reinke. ==, 2012, no. 2.