Digital photograph, custom software, unknown duration (30 min. excerpt) / 2012.
A sonic self-portrait in which a recording of the artist’s voice speaks pixel data from a digital photograph.
Color information is read from each pixel, left to right across the image, one row at a time. The end of each line is marked with a breath. This 30-minute audio excerpt represents a small area of the forehead.
Photo by Abe Doherty, Oakland, CA, 2006; custom SuperCollider software created in 2008; audio re-recorded in 2012.
Installed at Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, August 2012, part of Tara Rodgers’s solo exhibition Patterns of Movement: Data and Sound Works, 2005-12.