DVDRIP deals with the photographic representation of corrupt digital information that happens during the process of illegally copying (or ‘pirating’) feature length films. Visual information is transformed through various stages and through using the screen capture facility of a computer, Bezuidenhout captures what is often a split second of corrupted footage flashing across the computer screen. Visually this corrupt information, which often last for only a few seconds, is manifested on a screen as abstract geometric patterns, large brightly colored pixels and image traces and artifacts. The resulting images are in essence film-stills; yet retain little or no visual reference to the original footage.
The transformation and re-appropriation of visual digital information raises questions about the material and contextual value of photographs, at a time when the medium of photography is increasingly removed from its origins.
(All works 80cm x 127cm, C-Print, Diasec).