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Patrick Lichty

Intelligent Agent
Louisiana, USA
8 Bits or Less

Artist Statement: 8 Bits or Less is an exploration of nascent forms of digital video and the altered sense of perception that it creates. Created with a Casio WristCam, each frame was shot individually and then hand composited in non-linear video editing software. In the video, the protagonist is someone who has become blind, whether it is unclear whether this is a physical or ideological form of blindness. The 'eyes on his watch/ears on his hipEhave now become the focus of his perspective on the world, and that world becomes on of low-resolution digital mediation. What ensues is a journey into situationist theory, musings on the nature of perception, and alien abduction.