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.