self-portrait (2011)

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Self-portrait is a video made from the genetic code of the author. The genetic code was obtained by sending samples by mail to a company that offer this service on-line, and the data was received in XML format. The process of translating genetic information in audiovisual data is done by analogy. Through programming, is possible to assign to each data stream the property of conversion into shape, color, sound and movement. The poetics of the work is at the intersection of the objectivity of the genetic data and the subjectivity of the data interpretation.

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Self-portrait is a video made from the genetic code of the author. The genetic code was obtained by sending samples by mail to a company that offer this service on-line, and the data was received in XML format. The process of translating genetic information in audiovisual data is done by analogy. Through programming, is possible to assign to each data stream the property of conversion into shape, color, sound and movement. The poetics of the work is at the intersection of the objectivity of the genetic data and the subjectivity of the data interpretation.

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  • Year Created: 2011
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Feb 8th, 2011
  • Original Url: http://vimeo.com/19240725
  • Work Credits:
    • fernando velazquez, primary creator
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