source of the nula filecasts


This site is the online presence of the project, which consists of a ser­ies of file­casts, each an as­semb­lage of sounds, im­ages, or words, and made avail­ab­le for down­load, shar­ing, com­men­tary, and fur­ther man­i­pu­la­tion.

File­casts are gen­er­al­ly, though not ex­clus­ive­ly, cre­ated from found ma­ter­ial, assembled together with field recordings or other original source material. It would per­haps be coun­ter­pro­duc­tive to de­lim­it what this ma­ter­ial may con­sist of, or what trans­for­ma­tions it may un­der­go in becoming a filecast. The ten­den­cy here will simp­ly be to let the works speak for themselves as much as poss­ible. However, each individual filecast is accompanied by more or less de­tailed clues as to the sig­ni­fi­cance, con­text, or in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the works off­ered. These descriptions generally take brevity to be a primary virtue.

The project also represents the continuing work of Lloyd Dunn, an artist in graphic and time-based media. In the 1980s and 90s, Dunn published the zines Pho­to­Stat­ic and Retro­futu­rism. He also made films and acous­matic music and later co-founded The Tape-beatles with a group of like-minded friends.

An abiding theme in all this is an affir­mation of the primacy of context, subjectivity, and the essential collectivity of cultural creation. It posits that our response to the thing before us is itself a subject. Adding to the mystery is the fact that the word nula means zero in many languages.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is wel­come and en­cour­aged. Your messages are always welcome at, which is a direct line to editorial. In a limited and selective way, also makes use of a variety of social media services, which you will find listed in the “func­tions” menu.