Loci_Convergence installation shot, Transforming Function exhibition at Governors Island Gallery.
Photo Caroline Voagen Nelson for LMCC 2012
026 Loci_Convergence / custom software, photogravure, ink, gaffers tape / 2012
Loci_Convergence is an extension of an existing digital pigment print series called Loci_. For that series, a piece of custom software translates audio field recordings into abstract forms that resemble various states of landscape, drawing with the sound's waveform as if it was digital ink. For Loci_Convergence, one of these images was prepared using the 19th century technique of photogravure, creating a contact zone between the algorithmic space of the image's creation and the archaic analog space of its output.
A couple of references in particular were in mind while working on these new prints. One is the Kurosawa film "Rashomon", where viewers are confronted with multiple conflicting stories concerning a murder. Rather than presenting a linear narrative leading to a single logical truth, Kurosawa gives us each story as a truth in itself. The second is the mathematical concept of convergence, which describes a state where an infinite number series approaches but never attains a limit point. Different series may converge on the same limit, effectively collapsing their differences and rendering them equal.
The above photo shows the prints in LMCC's Governors Island gallery, in a group exhibition titled Transforming Function, curated by Melissa Levin and Will Penrose.
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037 An Infinite Distance Between Two Points
036 The End of Information
035 Patti Smith Italy Tour
034 Strata Systems v02_NIJIMI
033 Killer Road
032 The Year We Make Contact
031 Bessarabia Ghost Tapes
030 Strata Systems v01_LOCI
029 Performance at The Icebox for Shaping a Signal
028 A Strong Hand That Nonetheless Gets You Nowhere
027 Apple Blossom Time
023 The Ornithologist Ghosthunter
022 Erosion/Evaporation (Scan Reina Sofia)
021 Interview in Post New Magazine
018 High and Low (Sightlines)
016 Cathedral Scan
015 Suomenlinna Ornithological Society
011 ATS02: Solve
010 Interview with Belinda Haikes
007 ATS01: Wisp
006 ATS00: Catch
005 Moby the Mobile Projection Unit
004 Avalanche at Broad Street