system | anarchive | image | code

Impulsion

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis
The project explores the contingent outcome of arbitrarily chained and randomly parametrised image processing units operating on a singleton white-colored pixel.
system | anarchive | image | code

Impulsion

The project explores the contingent outcome of arbitrarily chained and randomly parametrised image processing units operating on a singleton white-colored pixel.

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis

Materials:
Apple CoreImage framework, nominal white-coloured pixel, code, human painter

Dimensions:
Variable, ranging from 43px x 43px to 6000px x 6000px

Commissioned by (Impulsion #4 painted on canvas):
Benaki Museum, Athens GR (for Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi Collection)

Produced by:
Marinos Koutsomichalis

Produced at:
Studio K, Heraklion GR

Produced in:
2014

Documented by:
Marinos Koutsomichalis

Impulsion takes Efterklang‘s paradigm to the realms of imagery. It programmatically employes Apple’s CoreImage: a pixel-accurate image processing framework for applying image filters and effects within the Quartz graphics rendering layer. CoreIMage is extensively used in Mac Os X (as of 10.4) and iOS (as of 5.0) operating systems and compatible third-party applications. Impulsion explores CoreImage’s image generating potential by means of triggering its various filters and transformations using just a nominal-valued white-coloured pixel and bespoke software. The algorithm relies on stochastic processes to parametrise and to interconnect the various processing units in larger systems and will result into a series of digital images of various dimensions and resolutions that can be, subsequently, presented employing a variety of media.

 

painting what the machine commands

A professional painter has been hired to physically paint Impulsion #4 in a small canvas so that it is included in Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi collection. In this fashion, a human is asked to serve the machine’s eye and to remediate what the computer has generated to a medium traditionally destined for (human) fine artists.

Events
  • Exhibition, Join the Dots​ – Unire le Distanze; Salone degli incanti. Trieste, IT. (2018)
  • Exhibition, Map of The New Art group exhibition; Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Venice, IT. (2015)
  • Exhibition, Up. metamatic:taf. Thessaloniki, GR. (2014)
  • Exhibition, Up. metamatic:taf. Athens, GR. (2014)