the circular image work series IMAGINAL DISC came together step by step over a rather long process of work. first i’ve been playing around with iterating colored squares, like every code artist will probably do at one point. next i kept refining the iteration structure and its swatches until i got to a point where i wanted to work with input data, out of which the image itself will be build. i started out using a pixel sorting algorithms to split up image data, received from a selction of photographies. after another year or two, the idea to make it circular suddenly seemed to take shape! i did different testings and was quite impressed already by the first results.
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as a means to explore the allure and beauty of ordered data structures, the IMAGINAL-DISC circular work series is based on a radially arranged data pattern out of different image-based color-value and/or color-location data streams, also in combination with different randomisation.
at the same time, it so happened that i red something about the secret of the metamorphosis of a certain butterfly, the caterpillar of which pupates and digests into an organic liquid to reassemble into an entirely new life form. It was found that in this organic soup the remains of cell nuclei, the so-called “imaginal discs”, must contain certain information.
and since it’s about information, data, disc, i thought, it’s too perfect a metaphor not to serve as title here.