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sortingpixels.jpga video installation that re-orders continuously incoming camera images obtained in an art gallery in real-time. the smallest elements of the live digital video image, its pixels, are being sorted by brightness, & are being processed from left to right working upon rows from top to bottom. 'the image obtained from the camera continues, even through out this process, to contain all of its original information.'
see also artwork color analytics & playboy centerfold averaging & pixelfest group art. [loove.org & kkh.se|also we-make-money-not-art.com]


"the camera continues, even through out this process, to contain all of its original information"
er... only if you assume that there is no information contained in the order of the pixels in the original image which is clearly nonsense.

Tue 10 Jan 2006 at 7:58 PM

i fully agree with tom. this statement is a classic 'artistic', pseudo-intellectual justification of one's work and clearly wrong on the factual side. the re-ordered image maybe contains the same data, but surely not the same information...

if she could re-sort all her chromosomes, would she still be the same original person? pretty unlikely...

Wed 11 Jan 2006 at 2:07 AM

Heh, I had *exactly* the same response as Tom did. I guess I was too late to the party :).

Wed 11 Jan 2006 at 5:46 AM

the statement is controversial indeed. it lost its physical interpretation, but in turn added another one: deconstructing visual representation as numerical brightness values?

Wed 11 Jan 2006 at 11:51 AM

yes. I also agree on this. Each individual pixel is containing all of its original information at least ;) This way of organizing the image is still very interesting I think. Both from the aesthetic side but also as an alternative way to interpret the information obtained by the camera, highlighting other aspects of visual information than the human eye (and brain) would.

Wed 11 Jan 2006 at 9:17 PM

I agree with loove, this reinterpretation of video is very interesting, it's a step back from the real world, an abstraction of a space that can still be of equal informative value.

Thu 12 Jan 2006 at 10:25 PM
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