Monster Movie

  • Takeshi Murata, Monster Movie, 2005, single-channel video, color, sound; 04:19 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2005, Takeshi Murata, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2013.71

Exhibition Label

Monster Movie is a mesmerizing digital video projection with an aggressive audio track. Murata sourced video from the 1981 B movie, Caveman and, beginning with a process called datamoshing, mixed the video’s compression into a kind of digital liquid. Murata punched virtual holes through the compressed video file, disrupting the video’s logic and revealing a monster beneath the surface of the image.


Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015

Title
Monster Movie
Artist
Sound
Date
2005
On View
Not on view.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
single-channel video, color, sound; 04:19 minutes
Highlights
Object Number
2013.71
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