Michael Chernoff

Media Artist + Researcher


Async Rolling (In-Progress) Analog Glitch Video Processing




Similar to Joan Jonas’s Vertical Roll (1972) the frames rolling downward are caused by loss of sync signal when a videotape is wound forward. Previously recorded modular synthesizing of woman’s breasts being fondled by men recorded on to VHS is transfered digitally and in post-editing are reversed and slowed down. 

What little is cleary perceptable is hard to track with a constant vertical motion of image, frame loss, and distorted hue, saturation, and contrast. The image qualities remind me of the blown out values and motion of Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966) In an effort to capture warped signal the capture method becomes a signal that also warps the erotic original content and processed contents. 




50% Reduced Speed Reversed

30% Reduced Speed Reversed

Similar Processing Concept - Original Speed Clip, 2020