In my collaborative music project GAMS, Adrian Avila and I developed a music video for our song “Defender”. The video explores the system of pixelation, a censorship tool that protects sensitive information and identities. By redefining its intention, we created a narrative by using pixelation as a storytelling device that generated and showcased forms of loss and renewal through animation.

“Defender” was selected and featured in the shorts program “WeTube - Clips Around the World” at the European Media Art Festival. The Festival explores the theme of digital surveillance and the ways of defending it through the showcased works.

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