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Patrick Ward – Unfortunate Discovery Behind a Regrettable Invention (UK 2011, 3:10 mins.)

Patrick Ward re-configures official archives, oral histories, and amateur footage-focusing on the interstitial points between successive media-technologies-to formulate questions of memory, obsolescence and subjectivity.

As the title suggest, Patrick Ward explores the skewing of reality by technology. The little dot that appears in the footage is interpreted as an ominous entity threatening life on Earth as we know…or it is just a smudge on the film, a small black dot that is just a mistake that was misinterpreted. Ward points out the limitation of our perception through the lens of the camera.