Nathan Altice

New Old New Old New Old New Media


For Locks, I re-recorded television with an outdated, consumer-grade digital camera. Its limited frame rate and shot duration emphasized the flaws of compression, mismatched syncing rates, and the LCD TV's rainbow artefacting. I isolated short loops from commercials to highlight the weird scripted moments of joy and human connection acted out in shampoo and fabric softener advertisements. In repetition, a hair toss becomes eerie, hypnotic, even violent.

  • Year: 2009
  • Media: Video
  • Hardware: Nikon Coolpix 3200
  • Software: Ableton Live 7, Final Cut Pro 7