Pablo Saura
Artist & Filmmaker

ming glitch, 2014, video transferred from dvc, color, sound, 2min 38sec

mind glitch explores the potential of home movies as a tool to investigate themes of mortality and memory. mortality is not approached in this work as death, but as the act of living with death in mind. despite being the subject of many cultural works, death can’t be documented; in this work death is explored through the personal experience of the artist as he mourns his uncle through a visual intervention of home movies shot by his mother many years before.

the grain of the videotape image, combined with some glitch art-inspired freeze frames, some reverse motion and some filters that ‘white out’ the appearance of the figures (the uncle and some children) suggests also the fragility of memory: memories are imprecise and fade. the intimate content and precise visual language lends to the film a powerful sense of loss and longing.

mind glitch premiered on october 21st 2015 during the national open art competition at the royal college of art in london, united kingdom. after the exhibition the film was included in the noa moving image online gallery.

on march 11th 2016 the film was featured on nos yeux grand ouverts film festival at galerie le molière in paris, france.