Tara Rodgers (2008/2012)

Digital photograph, custom software, stereo audio, unknown duration (30 min. excerpt)

Photo by Abe Doherty, Oakland, CA, 2006; custom software created in 2008; audio re-recorded in 2012.

A 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.


Installed at Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, August 2012, part of the solo exhibition Patterns of Movement: Data and Sound Works, 2005-12.

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