C0C0S0L1DC1T1 challenges the belief that we experience media as an in-situ reality, passively sitting by while we blindly immerse ourselves in the manipulated. In popular culture, we collectively fool ourselves into thinking we are passive observers. As we watch and listen, our histories and emotions filter the world as it is re-presented, twice removing us from the actual, again pushing us into the virtual. Time itself loses meaning as histories combine with the current, melding to form a new “contemporary.”. We bring our own relevance to the mish-mash of the out of context, the dated, the raw, and the foreign. In the same way, C0C0S0L1DC1T1 artists often use unrealized ideas, blueprints and designs from throughout history to create a “C1T1” that reflects the ambiguity in our lives.
As with all urban structures or systems, this Rounding Error (?) becomes a collaborative experience as the artists strive to bring into focus their understandings of our urban world. Video and audio remixing are utilized to manipulate and restructure how we record our surroundings and events. These digital tools may also be, “digital structures of sound and video that don't meet the safety code ...whose floors and walls dissolve when we are there.”. This re-mixing, extending and layering can also create the sense of rawness or dysfunction that truly living in the present can bring.
-Kari McQueen (Calgary)
Based in Manchester, UK; Paris, France and Montreal, Canada, C0C0S0L1DC1T1 is a sound, video and Internet art collec- tive that produces digital audiovisual artworks. They commission international sound & music artists and video/animation/Internet artists to collaborate on DVD/CD productions and Internet based projects. C0C0S0L1DC1T1 curates performance programs and exhibitions for festivals, museums and galleries around the world. Rounding Error is a selection taken from three years of projects produced through the C0C0S0L1DC1T1 label.