8/25/2016

DCT:SYPHONING. The 1000000th Interval at Minnesota Street Project, during Transfer Download.


When I first saw the installation of DCT:SYPHONING I kind of got emotional. I never sat in my own work with some tears but after putting so much time into finishing it, it really felt like something. After the first room and moving into the loop I filmed it and got very enthusiast - I as you can see in this video, I keep walking around. 

So, if you want to see this not through the eyes of an enthusiast little girl with an iPhone, the installation is still on until the 9th of September, when the Closing Reception ::: 'TRANSFER Download' at the Minnesota Street Project will take place. 

But for those who cant make it to San Francisco, here is the video of me moving around. If it bothers you that I move around and then used youtube stabilizers to calm it down, you might find some pleasure in imagining me filming this while my tail wiggling all kinds of ways.


About DCT: SYPHONING. The 1000000th interval, 2016.  
6:23’ min 3 channel 16x9 video installation. 
|| More documentation can be found here

DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) has been around since 1973, but only became widely implemented in 1992, when the JPEG image compression technology started using it as a core component.
While the DCT algorithm lies at the basis of the omnipresent image compression algorithm JPEG, knowledge of how the algorithm works, is uncommon and even fewer people are aware of the history and circumstances that lead to the development of the popular algorithm (DCT compression was tried, tested and optimised on the skin of a naked, white lady).

In DCT:SYPHONING, DCT narrates how DCT Junior runs a first Syphon on its 64th interval; a transcoding trip through the different ecologies of image field complexity. Together, they Syphon from the macroblocks (the realm in which they normally resonate), to dither, lines and the more complex realms of wavelets and vectors. In In DCT:SYPHONING, DCT Senior logs how junior reacts to old compressions technologies, but also the newer, more complex compressions which ‘scare' him because they are not legible to him.  

DCT:SYPHONING is inspired by the 1884 Edwin Abbott Abbott roman Flatland.

Every image plane environment is made in a 3D environment and per environment artefacts from another realm of compression form the textural basis of the chapter. The text of the narrative is encoded in DCT, a form of ‘encryption’ for which Rosa Menkman won the shared first price in the Crypto Design Challenge in 2015.

DCT:SYPHONING was commissioned by the Photographers Gallery in London for the show Power Point Polemics. It was also on display during the double solo show Glitch in Schafhof, Oberbayern, Germany and during Transfer Download in San Francisco. 


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8/01/2016

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6:23’ min 3 channel video installation. 

Amongst sweethearts Claudia Hart, LaTurbo Avedon, Rick Silva, Phillip Stearns, Mary Ann Strandell and Rollin Leonard its little me, showing a brand new, 6+ min long render of DCT:SYPHONING @  Transfer Download at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco. 
This HUGE, beautiful install (thanks to Harvey Moon, Kelani Nichole and Barry Threw) is up until September 7th and def. worth a visit. 
Come by, it looks like we will even be hosting a Sunday Salon on the 14th *check for confirmation the Facebook event. I will be there iRL! My first time on the west coast!  

DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) has been around since 1973, but only became widely implemented in 1992, when the JPEG image compression technology started using it as a core component. 

Every image plane environment is made in a 3D environment and per environment artefacts from another realm of compression form the textural basis of the chapter. The text of the narrative is encoded in DCT, a form of ‘encryption’ for which Rosa Menkman won the shared first price during the Crypto Design Challenge in 2015. 

DCT:SYPHONING tells the story of DCT and its offspring, DCT Junior, who, on its 64th interval, runs its first Syphon. A transcoding trip through the different ecologies of image field complexity. Senior introduces Junior to the different levels of image plane complexity; together they move from the macroblocks (the realm in which they normally resonate), to dither, lines and the more complex realms of wavelets and vectors. The story tells how junior reacts to old compressions technologies, but also the newer, more complex ones which ‘scare' him because they are not legible to him. 
DCT:SYPHONING is inspired by the 1884 Edwin Abbott Abbott roman Flatland. 

DCT:SYPHONING was commissioned by the Photographers Gallery in London for the show Power Point Polemics.

DCT:SYPHONING 
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7/18/2016

A truly objective scientists tear

A scientist tear 
A true scientist has 180° objective vision. 

 You can test the state of ‘true objectivity’ by the radius of the curvature of the scientists’ tear. The curvature of any truly objective scientists’ tear adapts its refractive index to the circumstances at hand: at any given moment, it offers a 180° angle of incidence on the vertical and horizontal. Besides this, a truly objective scientist can pivot between equatorial and polar vision. This gives a scientist clear, inclusive vision on any subject.

 I guess this is common knowledge, however, here is something maybe not everyone knows: if you know the exact date and time of the extraction of the truly objective scientists’ tear, and know the hemisphere the tear hails from, you can deduce the exact location of where the scientist shed the tear! 
 This is because any truly objective scientists’ tear not only facilitates true objective vision, by adapting to curve of the angle of incidence, but also hetero-normatizes the chrominance of the lights’ wavelengths, to make sure there are no unwanted colour aberrations in the truly objective scientists perception. A truly objective scientists’ tear polarises the light to precisely index any frequency changes in the spectre of chrominance, given any moment of the day. So whether its Sunset or Twilight, the truly objective scientists’ tear adapts, and in doing so, provides an objective, untainted perspective, no matter the time of day or geolocation. When the tear is shed, these geospecific attributes of the tear will remain. 

 If you ever find yourself in the situation where you have to test the true objectivity of a scientist, abstract their tears! And if it is a truly objective scientist, don’t worry about making them cry! As a matter of fact, because of the state of the world, any remotely objective scientist is crying at any moment of the day anyway.

*A truly objective scientists tear is a holy grail