Killing Lena

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"Killing Lena" is a rendered video series in which Lena Sjööblom's famous face is repeatedly exposed to the compression algorithms she unwittingly helped to develop. The videos presented are compression pornography, the suggestion of a "compressivist art", and a poetic digital demise. The installed version of this piece shows the effect of different recursively applied compression algorithms on the original image, simultaneously on separate screens.

(Source: 2008 ELO Media Art show)



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Scott Rettberg