As images and video footage of war and terror are inescapable in the Digital Age, we grow paradoxically overwhelmed and numb at the sacrifice and carnage. Little Boy abstracts the banal images of war and removes them from their time and place. We are reminded, through Wechsler’s smoldering filters, that these images should always disturb. Wechsler writes: “Whilst experimenting for new techniques to manipulate video, an attempt was made with the intention to exhaust different video filters and the onboard graphics card. The end result was a new technique consisting of malfunctions, allowing a new way to present the moving and still image. From that point on, it only seemed natural to combine one fatal error with a few minor ones.”
Daniel Wechsler is a video artist & audio engineer currently based in Tel-Aviv. Focusing on the creation of new video techniques, he uses computer errors and malfunctions to create visual “bugs”. These faults and errors are then assembled to become new methods enabling us to reflect on our own faults. His work deals with personal and collective trauma, seeking new ways to touch old wounds. As an SAE Institute graduate, his preliminary field of expertise was audio engineering for post-production, working both in London and TLV. For the past 7 years, he has been filming, editing and creating video art.