An Experiment in Failure and Corruption by Rebecca Tun

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The title of this image makes it sound a lot more interesting than it is. This is a composite of the first few lines of 23 photos that got scrambled on the way from my Blackberry to my computer.

There is a lot of information still there in the files I guess…just not as much as there should be, and not in a format that directly depicts the objects that the original photos were of!

Call me a geek, but I found the unpredictable nature of these files quite exciting. The digital format of the relevant image file usually has an arbitrary relationship with the ‘art’ we look at on computers, but this time it entirely constitutes the production process and the visual outcome. Wow! This is the kind of postmodernist bullshit that I hate. But now I know how fun it is to be one of the offenders. Viva la f**king hipster shite!


abstract, bullshit, modern art, stripes, psychedelic, colorful, colourful

A curious London-born girl trained in the Cambridge analytic tradition of philosophy and generative linguistics, but occasionally arty and/or artsy. Usually eminently logical.

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  • bizzurke
    bizzurkeover 2 years ago

    if you can figure out how to make it do that every time, you could be on to a Techno-Polack experiment. And actually, If that were printed 10 feet high and lit correctly – it may be effective. about post-post-modern Bullshit.

  • Glenn Stephenson
    Glenn Stephensonover 2 years ago

    Indeed Rebecca. Great concept- loving your commentry:)

  • Dean Bailey
    Dean Baileyover 2 years ago

    i like it!

  • erwina
    erwinaover 2 years ago

    definately intriguing. think we take for granted the pretty pictures we all enjoy are just 1s and 0s, just code… and yet from such code can still spring something beautiful, and sometimes the code says “no” and you get something class like this.

  • SummerJade
    SummerJadealmost 2 years ago

    Could you reverse the process? Select 23 of your photos and compress them into a colorful stack? This reminds me of the mattress pile in “The Princess and the Pea”. ☺♥

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 1 year ago

    Rivetting image. There’s a well known artist living in London (an old friend of my family) that you may be aware of: Alex Sadlo. If you ever run into him he’ll try to chat you up, even though he’s in his eighties. My father designed a resort, and Alex provided the art works for the lobby consisting of large scale landscapes made entirely of horizontal strips of plastic that looked like this, but with a finer pattern. The works, which date from the early 70’s are now in a private collection.

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait