Brendan Dawes

Cinema Redux: Metropolis, 2023

Aluminium Dibond with Black Polyethylene Core

101.6 x 181.8 cm

Originally created in 2004 and acquired for the MoMA permanent collection in 2008, Cinema Redux* series creates a single visual distillation of an entire movie; each row represents one minute of film time, comprised of 60 frames, each taken at one second intervals. The result is a unique fingerprint of an entire movie, born from taking many moments spread across time and bringing all of them together in one single moment to create something new.

“Film students, academics and obsessives with time on their hands may use Dawes’s grids to postulate new theories about the language of film.”

— John Walters, The Guardian —
*Cinema Redux is a registered trademark of Brendan Dawes
ABOUT Brendan Dawes

Brendan Dawes (B. 1966) uses generative processes involving data, machine learning, and code to create interactive installations, electronic objects, online experiences, data visualisations, motion graphics, and physical sculptures. Dawes draws much of his inspiration from popular culture and nature, often revolving his work around concepts of time and memory. These analytical explorations interrogate our understanding of the surrounding world.

An Alumni of the Lumen Prize and Aesthetica Art Prize, Dawes’ work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including Big Bang Data in thirteen cities, and three shows at MoMA, New York; the latter acquiring artwork Cinema Redux for their permanent collection. Following his Genesis NFT on KnownOrigin selling within the hour to legendary collector WhaleShark, Dawes released a collection on Nifty Gateway – selling out in under sixty seconds. He has also released work on MakersPlace, Foundation and SuperRare. His work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale and Generative Art and The Future, an art exhibition in Shenzhen hosted by China’s largest auction house, Beijing Poly International Auction.

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Cinema Redux: Metropolis
Cinema Redux: Metropolis
Cinema Redux: Metropolis