Wheatstacks, Claude Monet, 1891

2017

Hand weaved printed fabric

960 x 660mm ( Series of 4 )

Wheatstacks, Claude Monet, 1891
Image Text

2017, Hand weaved printed fabric

960 x 660mm ( Series of 4 )

In August 2013, the Getty Museum released high resolution images from their digital resource to the general public, through the online open content program. Three years prior to this, Edition MK published DDDDoomed, a speculative fiction written from the future, which discusses the dysfunctional state of the contemporary image world. Explaining how images are stripped of their original ‘meaning, knowledge and ‘most basic identifying information’ through mass internet based image sharing.

This series of weaves are created through the repetitive compression of Claude Monet’s, Wheatstacks, 1891, one of the artworks released by the Getty Museum’s open content program. This compression and degeneration occurs each time the image is viewed and re-saved, representing the vulnerability of the digital image.

The act of weaving generates an artwork which can no longer be reproduced through simple digital tools such as photography or scanning.

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