Scan

Jarkko Räsänen

Scan is an algorithmic study of black and white photographs (both by the artist and downloaded from internet) on different kinds of spaces - open areas, forest and yards, for example. The artist has created a programme that reads the information of each photo in one pixel width slices from left to right and re-organises the information of the whole image according to the color values of a single pixel column. This process creates warped and dreamy spatial hallusinations that the monotonic ambient music accentuates. Each visible permutation is based on the original photo information only, nothing is added. This reveals the hidden beauty of a photographic file. 

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:11:22
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Scan
Finnish Title

Scan

English Title

Scan

Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
Jarkko Räsänen (Author), Jarkko Räsänen (Composer), Jarkko Räsänen (Editor), Jarkko Räsänen (Script), Jarkko Räsänen (Sound Design)
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Jarkko Räsänen (b. 1984) is multimedia artist focusing on photography, moving image and sound art. He has made video art since 2005, starting with documentations of performative actions. More recently, he has moved towards computer based and algorithmic visual works, including live vj performances with self-made softwares. He is a member of moving image cooperative FixC. Räsänen’s moving image works have been presented in various gallery exhibitions mostly in Finland and Germany, as well as at International Telext Festival goes Ars Electronica, Anthology Archives New York, Papay Gyro Festival Hong Kong & Orkney and Fundacio Joan Miro, Mallorca.