Leap Second Festival 2016 “Just a Sec” – An Untimely Intervention.


Last year I was featured (along with 140 artists) in the Leap Second Festival 2016, a distributed, decentralized event for art, technology and precarity, coordinated on the Internet. The overall theme of the festival was presenting projects and works lasting one second or less; it took place 31st December 23:59:60 – 1st January 2017 00:00:00 (UTC). During this second all projects and works were exhibited, performed, and executed.

If you missed this fleeting event a comprehensive list of all works/links can be accessed here:

Two new works and one from 2015 were included, these were:


Corrupted Video File (One Second Minimal Glitch Aesthetic Study) (Video – One Second Film Festival)
Documentation of an unexpected one second green screen software glitch using the video camera on a Microsoft Lumia phone.

One Second DVD Glitch Loops (Audio – Songs for the Leap Second)
Fabricated from a telephone pick-up coil attached to a modified/hacked DVD player. Intentionally causing DVD’s to glitch in the first second of its running time – these one second glitches/noise were looped and piece composed from these. The spinning DVD disk being an abstract Earth glitch metaphor.
A 29 track compilation, direct download link here:

One Second One Heartbeat  (Jpeg – Songs for the Leap Second)
Conceptual sound art / non-playable tape art sculpture from 2015; consisting of a fragile one second tape loop containing a recording of the artist’s own heartbeat.
Released in 2015 on NONE Records (USA) in an edition of 20 copies, also exhibited the same year for the New Works Exhibition at Yallops Gallery in Norwich (UK).

Have a great 2017!!


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