The bitTorrent Trilogy :::

, video: 2011-13

The BitTorrent Trilogy
The BitTorrent Trilogy consists of a series of three videos made from episode of popular TV shows incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent. The resulting videos show the glitches and digital errors characteristic of this process.

The videos have been linearly edited, with no digital effects used with all effects in the corrupted file. The series consists of episodes of Mad Men, the third season premiere of Game of Thrones and concludes with final episode of Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones broke bittorrent records when they were released on file sharing networks and the videos capture these episodes in the act of being shared by users on bittorrent.

The videos simultaneously act as a visualisation of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing as well as being an aesthetically beautiful and unique by-product of the bittorrent process, the file codec and the size of the bittorrent swarm as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory in-between state.

More information on:

Mad Men: the BitTorrent Edition

Game of Thrones: the bitTorrent Edition

Breaking Bad: the BitTorrent Edition


Counterpath Gallery, Denver.
Slingshot Festival, Athens GA.

Game On/Re-Newing Media Art

Touring Exhibition:
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
126, Galway
Occupy Space, Limerick
Garter Lane, Waterford
The Source Arts Centre, Thurles
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

March2012: Time Lapse SITE, Santa Fe

IRL: In Real Life, IMOCA Dublin July 2011.


Conor McGarrigle 2018   Link to my Twitter account