SlowScan

February 24th, 2017

SlowScan

The Slowscan series makes use of an alternative imaging process that is situated within the apparatus of capture, rather than its subsequent processing. The process involves a unique method of lens-based electronic imaging called "linescan" which is most commonly used in machine-vision applications within an industrial automation context. Each image is generated over a precise period of time, not by manipulating the shutter, but by consecutively combining thousands of micro-exposures, each 6000 pixels wide by 1 pixel tall. The result is a complex interaction between subject, technology, and the unsettled movements of both camera and model. No post-production, no "Photoshopping".
Slowscan 4 is one of a set of self-portraits and is part of a larger series of portraits and other images, composed after extensive research and experimentation during a week-long residency at Signal Culture in Owego, New York. Signal Culture offers residencies on a competitive basis to artists working in electronic media, and is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

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