PROJECTS: Embodied Objects
archival pigment print on hot press cotton rag
24" x 24"
edition of 5 + 1 AP
Squint uses electromyography (EMG) data collected while squinting to generate form. The numerical EMG data was visualized in a custom Processing program that was written to repeat, rotate, and randomly colorize EMG waveforms. The computer-generated images “weave” the waveforms together in both directions—warp and weft. While the overall image has a geometric, unified, and even tidy form, upon close inspection one can see the chaotic structure of each end of each waveform that has been altered “by hand”. Using a vector imaging program, the flat zero value at the beginning and end of each waveform has been teased out and reshaped to create a woven fabric-like appearance to the overall image.
©2016 Laura Splan
Photo Documentation by Heather Halbert