Not The Father

video loop, book
2008 – 2009


Not The Father presents a two second loop of video alongside a book of printed code. The book is produced by opening the Quicktime movie file of the video loop in a text editor. The loop itself is taken from an episode of the TV show Maury in which a man is determined, through DNA analysis, not to have fathered a particular child in question. Each frame of the loop has been digitally redrawn and injected with symbols too fleeting to be discerned in realtime.