media archaeology https://www.jar-online.net/en en Ephemer(e)ality Capture: Glitching The Cloud through Photogrammetry https://www.jar-online.net/en/exposition/abstract/ephemereality-capture-glitching-cloud-through-photogrammetry <span>Ephemer(e)ality Capture: Glitching The Cloud through Photogrammetry</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Ephemer(e)ality Capture: Glitch Practices in Photogrammetry details artistic practice using cloud-based photogrammetry that actively invokes glitches through disturbance of the imaging algorithm by utilising optical phenomena. Reflective, transparent, specular and patterned/repetitive objects were used to confuse the imaging algorithm to produce spikes, holes and glitches in the mesh and textures of the 3D objects produced. The research tests the limits of photogrammetry in an effort toward new image-making methods. It builds upon the research of Hito Steyerl’s Ripping Reality: Blind spots and wrecked data in 3D in which she outlines the errors of 3D scanning media in her work and contextualises amongst thought surrounding the objectivity of photographic media. This research explores the potential gaps in Steyerl’s approach, building upon investigations into 3D scanning’s ‘constructed imagery’ through methods which explore ‘fractional space’ more thoroughly through glitches caused by capturing of optical phenomena. Through practice, the research investigates the possibilities of conducting a ‘media archaeological’ investigation of cloud-based technology using methods akin to ‘Thinkering’(Huhtamo) and ‘Zombie Media’ (Hertz &amp; Parikka). These investigations sought to ‘hack’ technologies through focused technical adjustments or adaptations, centred on media that were ‘local’ or accessible to the artist - artists that have been able to open the machine’s hardware to change circuitry or to access and change the software code. With cloud-based media’s materiality being inaccessible, the investigation utilised techniques which actively disrupt and confuse the image-making process; a form of ‘digital détournement’ which develops techniques which reference Guy Debord’s approach to disrupt the powers of image-making culture. The research is discussed with regards to similar approaches in contemporary glitch practices and aesthetics. Prior (2013) posits that glitch practices form a ‘paralogy’ of the Lyotardian notion of ‘performativity’ of the contemporary techno-economic conditions; acknowledging that paralogy is a method that contributes important critical discourses to culture and research. Previously, ‘local’ glitch practices focused on the internal affordances and functionality of the machine, whereas this research demonstrates practice which is focused externally – through the optical nature of images selected to disrupt the algorithm in photogrammetry rather than through ‘hacking’ the algorithm directly. Through these investigations and a discussion of their methodology, the research encourages a critical reflexivity of the artist/user through use of a dynamic methodology. This is to reflect the issues of technological flux which sees imaging algorithms being updated and refined, forcing techniques and practices into obsolescence.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/user/35" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jar</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/27/2021 - 14:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/3d-scanning" hreflang="en">3D scanning</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/3d" hreflang="en">3D</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/media-archaeology" hreflang="en">media archaeology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/error" hreflang="en">error</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/artistic-research" hreflang="en">artistic research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/materiality" hreflang="en">materiality</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/methodology" hreflang="en">methodology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/glitch" hreflang="en">glitch</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/post-photography" hreflang="en">post-photography</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/algorithms" hreflang="en">algorithms</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/photogrammetry" hreflang="en">photogrammetry</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/digital-art" hreflang="en">digital art</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/Vanitas_two%20zoom.jpg" width="4096" height="2158" alt="Tom Milnes" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Issue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/issues/24" hreflang="en">24</a></div> </div> <a href="https://doi.org/10.22501/jar.547896" class="btn btn-default external-link" target="_blank">OPEN EXPOSITION</a> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Tom Milnes</div> Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:36:09 +0000 jar 2045 at https://www.jar-online.net Everything That Shines Sees: Flash Light, Photography and the Acheiropoietic https://www.jar-online.net/en/exposition/abstract/everything-shines-sees-flash-light-photography-and-acheiropoietic <span>Everything That Shines Sees: Flash Light, Photography and the Acheiropoietic</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This exposition takes a close look at the concepts of self-origination and mediation for a better understanding of the photographic image engendered by a flash of light and its natural radiation. Starting from my own artistic experiments with fulguric and cosmic rays, performed in cooperation with a lightning simulation lab in Oxfordshire (UK) and with the nuclear research centre CERN in Geneva (Switzerland), it puts forward a speculative approach that looks beyond static and traditional assumptions about what it entails to 'be photographic'. Through the exploration of the creative role fulfilled by a sudden burst of light across different time periods and different manifestations (fulgurites, imprints, photograms, sound), focus is laid on the part the acheiropoieton can play in this revitalized apprehension of the photograph as a technical image and of the agencies involved in its mediation. The research projects discussed thus aim to foreground the involvement of nonhuman contributors in the formation of contemporary images and their epistemology as a possible way to re-think perception in a time increasingly shaped by a reliance on (artificially induced) visibility.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/user/35" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jar</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/27/2020 - 22:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/photography" hreflang="en">photography</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/artistic-research" hreflang="en">artistic research</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/light" hreflang="en">light</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/media-archaeology" hreflang="en">media archaeology</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/media-theory" hreflang="en">media theory</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/Somers.png" width="457" height="595" alt="Everything That Shines Sees: Flash Light, Photography and the Acheiropoietic" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Issue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/issues/21" hreflang="en">21</a></div> </div> <a href="https://doi.org/10.22501/jar.718461" class="btn btn-default external-link" target="_blank">OPEN EXPOSITION</a> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dominique Somers</div> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 21:19:35 +0000 jar 2011 at https://www.jar-online.net Passages of Light: Analogue and Digital Moving Image Installation. https://www.jar-online.net/en/exposition/abstract/passages-light-analogue-and-digital-moving-image-installation <span>Passages of Light: Analogue and Digital Moving Image Installation.</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Within a rapidly changing media landscape, light remains an intrinsic and potentially expressive aspect of moving imagery, regardless of the shape, form and resolution that specific capture and display devices might take. The practice of light in moving imagery is typically considered through an arrangement of sources, filters and modifiers that sculpt the aesthetic appearance of a two-dimensional frame and is often studied in relation to mainstream Hollywood films. This practice-research investigation seeks to compliment such discourse by extending the consideration of lighting practices beyond conventional cinematography to an installation context. Through the presentation of several artworks, this exposition reveals a distinction between the light ‘of’ an image and the light ‘within’ an image. It also explores the material considerations of a practitioner’s control of projected light. Each artwork seeks to create an interoperation between analogue and digital moving imagery, weaving together various technologies in order to reveal an array of textures and qualities of light. Drawing primarily on autoethnographic notation captured during the creation of these artworks, as well as discussion of a range of film and video texts, this exposition investigates material tensions of mediated illumination.</p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/user/30" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lucia</span></span> <span>Sat, 06/29/2019 - 09:58</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/moving-image" hreflang="en">Moving Image</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/cinematography" hreflang="en">cinematography</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/installation" hreflang="en">Installation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/video-art" hreflang="en">video art</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/tags/media-archaeology" hreflang="en">media archaeology</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-06/Screen%20Shot%202019-06-27%20at%2015.05.45.png" width="1416" height="796" alt="Passages of Light: Analogue and Digital Moving Image Installation." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Issue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/en/issues/18" hreflang="en">18</a></div> </div> <a href="https://doi.org/10.22501/jar.458012" class="btn btn-default external-link" target="_blank">OPEN EXPOSITION</a> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Alexander Nevill</div> Sat, 29 Jun 2019 07:58:44 +0000 lucia 1969 at https://www.jar-online.net