26/20 (SOL Where Is It?)


In a reproductive world men and machines own a native faultiness. These immanent faulty designs separate the particular partner in the overall system, the human-machine universe. ‘26/20 (SOL Where is it?)’ visualises the isolation and the loss of power in an unlocatable space of faultiness. Thereby the consequence of an error, the accident, is excluded, but moreove the visual error, the distortion of the film footage takes its place. According to the original source these distortions are analog (graining and lints) or digital (artefacts in the video stream).

‘26/20 (SOL Where is it?)’ is a visualisation to a eponymous song of the Berlin postrock band SDNMT and it was screened at their live shows. It was nominated for the Clipaward at the 9th Backup Festival Weimar in 2007.

‘26/20 (SOL Where is it?)’ 02/2007; 04:16 mins; PAL

This is the online portfolio for motion and design projects and related research of Nico Roicke. I'm a graduate of MA Communication Design, pathway Digital Media, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Also I'm part of the motion design studios Sir ja sir and Buchstabenschubser.

Beside motion graphics (or motion design, if you prefer) I'm the co-founder of the fanzine and weblog Jackpot Baby! - New digital pop culture (all texts unfortunately in German language) and I write for Berlin's finest Webblog Spreeblick - Pop, Politics, Products & Positions (German again). Go and catch up some of my latest tweets on Twitter (English and German, it's really hard to tell) or take a glance at some of my Flickr pics and Vimeo vids.