A More Subtle Brilliance of Execution
January 29, 2008 6:06 AM   Subscribe

Virtual Morphologies - the dark surreal stylings of J. Karl Bogartte. "In 1973 I accidentally discovered that by moving things around on the ordinary copy machine (and in effect, subverting its intended purposeā€¦), strange conjunctions revealed themselves. At the beginning of 2000, I just as suddenly abandoned this process and leaped into the 21st century, exploring the computer and the realms of digital surrealité."
posted by desjardins (6 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
See also the early work of Sonia Landy-Sheridan.
posted by Jofus at 6:11 AM on January 29, 2008

Fantastic. I love this presidential debate a la Francis Bacon.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:40 AM on January 29, 2008

Awesome and unique. Nice FPP!
posted by misha at 9:18 AM on January 29, 2008

Great post! I've had similar fun with a scanner, but of course, didn't take it as far or with as excellent a result as Bogartte did. I find it pretty inspiring. Too bad the images are so small.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 9:59 AM on January 29, 2008

Wow. these are great. thanks!
posted by dhruva at 5:12 PM on January 29, 2008

The images: pretty rad!

The theory: leaden and tedious. I'm not sure I like reading self-scholarship like this.

Still cool, though.
posted by lumensimus at 5:23 PM on January 29, 2008

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