Oneohtrix Point Never aka Daniel Lopatin made this audio/video album of recomposed outmoded video graphic landscapes via repetition and abuse, serving as allegory for his compositional style.
Curated by Markus Fiedler
Total Runtime: 0:33:14
"Embedded in collective memory are unique instances of the personal
No commercial work is outside of the reach of artistic reclamation
Likewise no artistic project is outside the reach of commercial implications
It is in the weird stasis of in-between zones that this polarized system breaks down
This zone contains secrets that inform the future via exploding the past
[Nostalgia's failure is a decoding force]
Nostalgia is transformative because nostalgia is innately vague
A memory that desires to be total and sublime, but can never be"
Memory Vague is the first collection of music videos by Daniel Lopatin under his solo handle, Oneohtrix Point Never. Created entirely from YouTube videos and edited in Windows Movie Maker, Lopatin recomposes outmoded video graphic landscapes via repetition and abuse, serving as allegory for his compositional style. Much of the footage is appropriated high fidelity equipment advertisements -- a point of fascination for Lopatin whose aesthetic culls from recontextualizing 1980's synthesizer and computer music. Less time warp, more time-space fold, Memory Vague is a kaleidoscope of brain seizures played out on a two-dimensional grid-scape.