Two channel video, stereo sound, 2 min., 2002

A video tribute to  Nam June Paik’s works Zen for Film and Zen TV. Paik’s Zen for Film is a clear loop which gathers dust and scratches with every playing. This wear and corruption of the film’s surface forms the substance of the work. ZenDV utilises filters built into audio and video software to apply digital dust and simulated scratches to computer-generated bluescreen and bars and tone. Unlike the gradual physical breakup of Paik’s loop, the simulated decay of the digital video image is compressed and fragmentary, endlessly repeated.

With thanks to Marc Chesterman, Jeffrey Holdaway, Kitt MacGregor & Nova Paul

First shown in the exhibition Dirty Pixels.

Collection of Te Papa Tongarewa