Critical Experiences: Daily Practice-Information Decay
Starting with digital photos. I began a daily practice of copying the photos using different technologies, techniques, and mediums. Hoping to explore the idea of decaying or degrading information overtime. Initially, I was hoping for a sort of fax-machine / early photocopier effect which became more pronounced with each copy, this proved to be more difficult to achieve than expected these technologies work much better now a days than they do in my memory. So I experimented with some other, hopefully, messier methods.
The process went as follows.
Took a digital photograph of an object.
Emailed the photo to the printer(s).
Printed the photo at full scale.
Hand sketched the photo with black ink at roughly 1/4 scale.
Photocopied the sketch to full scale.
Used carbon/transfer paper to make an additional copy.
Took a digital photograph of that copy.
Created a stencil with a needle.
Used chisel tipped ink markers to fill the stencil.