About First Friday Opening Reception: Fragile Codes

The electronic image transmits a series of linguistic codes that form into narrative and metaphor within the mind's eye. Embedded within the moving image is a hidden structure which implicitly organizes the values of the dominant culture, reinforcing the conditions that enchant and transform the viewer into a consumer of mass media. the work of Eric Souther and Jason Berngozzi actively breaks, hacks and restructures images to expose the authority of media transmission as a fragile and impermanent signal.