Modern Art: Reproduced and Reimagined in an Infinity of Variations

Detail still from Modern Art: Reproduced and Reimagined in an Infinity of Variations (Jackson Pollock
Still from Modern Art: Reproduced and Reimagined… (Jackson Pollock “Autumn Rhythm No.30”, 1950) 2014

Modern Art: Reproduced and Reimagined in an Infinity of Variations is a work of computer software which has been programed to continuously reproduce any given digital image every few seconds, along with the added freedom to randomly reconfigure the image’s pixel order. In this instance the program has been used to process a digital reproduction of well-known modern paintings. Although we know how the painting should normally appear, the program’s objective output asks us to reimagine the painting, not simply as a new artwork in its own right, but rather as one of virtually infinite number of possible results, of which the original becomes no more or less visually significant.

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