Some great works from Enrico Boccioletti. The first project into the post and the image above is from the series called "Content aware" which consists in a collection of edited pictures downloaded from fashion blogs, where the subject is assimilated to the background using content-aware fill in photoshop. It is also an ongoin project at http://content-aware.tumblr.com. Content-aware fill is a feature introduced in photoshop CS5 which matches any selected area to its surrounding context, as like as the removed object never existed. The subject of the shot is not actually removed or deleted but only absorbed into the background, de facto equalizing both of them on a same level of relevance. Also, a ghost (an idea) is still visible in the picture, a reminder of the actual subject (a real person) that was there.Every image comes with a name and an address as caption, a fake name generated generated by an algorithm according coherently to a set number of parameters. See more;
onemonthforkast.com consists in one month of mp3s posted on popular Pitchfork magazine podcast named "forkcast", january 25, 2011 to february 25, 2011. All files hosted at their original location "downloads.pitchforkmedia.com". All the songs start automatically, in random order depending on access to server and network speed then keep looping forever, shifting podcast from consequential to simultaneous. harmony slowly fading into noise. Dependently from parameters like browser versions and connection speed every experience is different, due to intrinsic trouble in handling the huge amount of data, providing a totally random experience. There is absolutely nothing to do here. stare at the void and wait for things to happen.
Dedicated to Jean Genet: "To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance."
PSX Generation, 2011
15 psx boot sequence video from youtube.
thanks for the tip Kim!