ARTIFICIAL IMPRESSION / GRACE QUIASON & MICHELLE NGUYEN
ARTIFICIAL IMPRESSION is a piece exploring nostalgia and emotional expression in an abstract form through the use of dated screen and sound technologies. Assembled during a period of abrupt change and social separation, the piece juxtaposes evocative analogue textures of bygone eras against harsh digital glitch. The method of Databending with Audacity applied to digitized Super 8 footage, and Ableton algorithms and interface pushed to form ruptures in audio samples and field recordings, generates expressive and organic malfunction. ARTIFICIAL IMPRESSION draws focus to the process of recollecting and reconstructing memories by using the glitch as a point of rupture and rebirth.