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Sorting reality pixel by pixel

By Rhizome

For her Master show, Anna Wignell installed in Stockholm in the end of 2005 a piece called Sorting.

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A mathematical algorithm operating directly on the information of the media processes in real time the incoming camera image obtained in the gallery. The pixels of the video image are sorted by brightness and processed from left to right working upon rows from top to bottom. The image obtained from the camera continues throughout this process to contain all of its original information. The complexity of the original camera image (reality) is being reorganized/ordered into a soft gradation/transition. The perspective changes from depth to surface.

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