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Neil James Earl

MA Moving Image and Sound

My current research focuses on the somewhat volatile relationship we have with current media and technologies, and the sheer bombardment of data we now willingly process as a result. Most of this information, we see at lightning speed and is held in our minds so temporarily that it may as well be completely useless to us.

My methodology explores the process of gathering hundreds of hours of video and sound clips from the past 40 years of pop culture, then chopping, overlaying and remoulding these simultaneously into short experimental films via a process of video and sound editing. I refer to this practice as Visual Feedback. Partially inspired by Fluxus artist Nam June Paik, my work purposefully exerts a low resolution, pure analogue, glitch aesthetic as a direct reaction to all the modern technologies we covet so terribly in 2017.

I am especially interested in the dangers of information overload or infobesity and the problems that are now manifesting in society as a result. I believe by dividing our attention between our digital extensions and real life, we are truly sacrificing our connection to the reality in which we are actually living.

Neil James Earl work called ----------- at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

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MA Catalogue imagery by Amy Ollett at Norwich University of the Arts

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