#29 (2013, 7 MIN)
In #29, the constant zooming into certain landscape features displays a constant exploration for an argument. The camera’s assessment becomes the vessel for embedded associative imaginations and desires linked to the absent argument. #29 belongs to a series, researching the relationship between landscape representation, perception and the unconscious. During editing crucial data is removed from the mpeg-stream, forcing software to re-interpret visual information.
José Miguel Biscaya
José Miguel Biscaya (Lisbon, PT, 1973) is an experimental filmmaker and mixed media artist. In 2006 he graduated at the Fine Arts Department of the Sandberg Institute. He’s interested in the relationship between landscapes and the human mind, while looking into landscape representations in both the traditional and contemporary arts. In order to expand the possibilities of digital moving images, José explores medium specific qualities of digital born, time based material. His artwork has been shown in numerous international exhibitions and festivals, including IFFR, EMAF, IMPAKT, VIDEOEX, 25FPS, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin and POP-UP Lisboa. Biscaya’s recent work is being distributed by the EYE Film Museum. He currently works as the A/V Technical Advisor and Specialist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.