Generation loss II / VHS video / 5'30'' / 2014 by Michele Bressan & Larisa Sitar

Generation loss procedure refers to the loss of quality between subsequent copies or transcodes of data. Anything that reduces the quality of the representation when copying, and would cause further reduction in quality on making a copy of the copy, can be considered a form of generation loss. As a result, the video signal is decayed and the image becomes almost unrecognizable in the last copy, one copy being one generation. The tape was copied 20 times, meaning it has 20 generations.