This is a video I made from random scenes filmed during a bus journey. The bus route is the forty five, the music is by Elliott Smith. It’s my homage to the original song and video for Angeles, which I was listening to whilst filming.
I hope this had a happy ending.
I have been experimenting with a very basic form of glitching. For me, the main appeal of glitch art is colour. I have combined this with a photograph I took of the old Birmingham Central Library. I love this brutish concrete building more than any other in the world, but my photographs have never portrayed the beauty I see in it. Using a glitch generator has reaffirmed how amazingly bold this structure is, as the concrete Ziggurat asserts itself whatever the distortion.
Come to Birmingham, walk along Hurst Street and towards the dilapidated end you will find this beauty.
I think the project that inspired these bold shutters folded, as nothing ever happens here and they are never open. This doesn’t stop me from creating my own preposterous stories of what might happen behind the red octagon.
The little red spider doesn’t realise he is clashing with the pink.
I was lucky enough to have a revision session in this awesome building. The photograph is of a wall in the Strathcona Building at the University of Birmingham Campus.
As a lecture theatre inside a circular building, it hugs you.