Uncertain Verification – Disperse Exclamatory Phase

The early and very interesting film project by the two italian artists Alberto Grifi and Gianfranco Baruchello, which hardly has been known to a wider public, recently got revived through an online presence initiated by the the imaginary art-group Les Liens Invisibles. The group set up a downloadable database website which refers to the artists’ project entitled Disperse Exclamatory phase.

In 1964, italian artists Alberto Grifi and Gianfranco Baruchello gave birth to one of the most interesting and significant experiments in the fields of art and cinema: “Uncertain Verification”, a paradoxical assemblage of cinematographic extracts taken from over 450.000 feet of Hollywood footage from the 50s, originally destined to be destroyed and purchased for the price of 15.000 liras. [flv:/flv/0001.flv 120 90]0001.flv (link)
Over forty years later, the imaginary art-group Les Liens Invisibles are reinterpreting and re-actualizing Grifi’s and Baruchello’s deconstructive action in order to complete the originally planned conceptual dissolution, picking up where the two artists left off, at the unfinished phase of dispersion, the Disperse Exclamatory phase. [flv:/flv/0002.flv 120 90]0002.flv (link)
This operation of reverse engineering at the base of the project by Les Liens Invisibles consists in deconstructing the footage cut by cut, and publishing a fragmentary version online, making the “source” contents of the cinematographic work accessible to the public. Through this process, its rigid, logical and linear narrative structure can be interpreted in an “Open Source” type of approach. [flv:/flv/0003.flv 120 90]0003.flv (link)
The “Uncertain verification” thus becomes “Disperse. Exclamatory Phase”, an anonymous sequence of 1075 digital fragments, ready to be (im)possibly repossessed and recombined by that part of the network working in favour of a new narrative, dispersive, rhizomatic and potentially collective. [flv:/flv/0004.flv 120 90]0004.flv (link)

PS: .. sorrily I have to excuse some delay in posting, but I had time issues to figure out entirely this nice flv plugin I wanted definitly to be working on this post!

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