The Generative Darkroom

(7" x 5") Printed on Ilford Glossy Fiber at f/11 with each pixel exposing for 8 seconds. 283 second initial exposure plus 159 second additional exposure while the screen clears. Point of origin 262x031 (screen dimensions: 480px x 320px).

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[ 7″ x 5″ ]

In a darkroom, an iPhone connected to the laptop over WiFi is placed into an enlarger. A patch written in Max/MSP selects pixels on the iPhone to be illuminated for a specified duration. This is captured on black and white photo paper. The selection of pixels is algorithmic making each image unique.

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Mirror Minus

via Kimberly Murphy (instragram: _kimmis_) "enjoying a little mother/daughter time at the @a2artcenter. (mirror minus, steven silberg)"

(via Kimberly Murphy—instragram:_kimmis_) “enjoying a little mother/daughter time at the @a2artcenter.”

“Mirror Minus” is an interactive installation that continues within my experimental process of Reductive Video. The body of work entitled “Reductive Video” borrows the choice to depict changes in movement (either as individual frames or wholly contained in a single image) and applies it to the technical rendering of images. Using custom software written in Max/MSP/Jitter, video is broken down to reveal only the pixels that change from frame to frame, no longer implying form, but instead the shape of what has changed from the previous frame.

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For Love

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For Love represents the reduction of a video into a single print. Similar to other Reductive Video works, the changes in motion and movement are layered to create impressions of these on-screen activities.

The source material for this exploration was appropriated from online amateur pornographic video-sharing websites.

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After Muybridge, After Marey

These experiments in “Reductive Video” are an homage to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, Étienne-Jules Marey, and Thomas Eakins, bringing their ideas into the 21st century by highlighting the changes in motion and movement as experienced and recorded by technology. Video is captured and processed, comparing one frame of video against the next. Only those pixels that differ from the previous frame are then displayed.

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