The Law of Averages
November 10, 2003 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Jason Salavon is an artist who creates images (and video) by averaging data to create seemingly complex amalgamations. From the mundane to the more exotic (and nsfw) his work shows the regularity inherent in almost all media.
posted by PenDevil (9 comments total)
I'm reminded of Perry Hoberman's My Life in Spam and Jim Campbell's Illuminated Averages. Cool concept. I wanna try.
posted by brownpau at 1:26 PM on November 10, 2003

Very cool, pendevil, thanks alot. The averaged pictures have a moody quality that's quite hanuting.
posted by JollyWanker at 1:28 PM on November 10, 2003

I wish I had thought of this...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 1:48 PM on November 10, 2003

[This is trippy]
posted by eyeballkid at 2:02 PM on November 10, 2003

brownpau: Thanks for those links. I was already familiar with Salavon's work, but not Hoberman and Campbell. Very cool.
posted by gwint at 3:02 PM on November 10, 2003

Brilliant stuff, thanks for posting this. I had never heard of him before, but like ZenMasterThis, I wish I thought of this.
posted by edlundart at 7:54 PM on November 10, 2003

[this is average]

by which I mean, of course, I love it. Thanks, PenDevil!
posted by taz at 8:20 PM on November 10, 2003

Excellent link.
posted by kickingtheground at 8:35 PM on November 10, 2003

That's an interesting link, thanks. The thing that struck me first and strongest about the images was how much they reminded me of several Turner watercolours I saw exhibited years ago. Unfortunately, I can't find any evidence of them online, but these landscapes and his Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway hopefully show what I mean. I always thought his "less distinct" work captured the feel of his subject tremendously, now maybe I have a glimpse of how. My favourite links are often the ones that give me a new way to look at things I thought I knew about, and this one does it in spades. Thanks, PenDevil!
posted by Gamecat at 2:13 AM on November 11, 2003

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