In Glacier 60000, the indexical information versus the computer generated one forms the center of the work. Every time a jpg file is opened and closed it is decompressed and compressed. Hence the compression every time the file is opened and closed it looses some of its original information. Through automation I made the file open repetitiously several thousand times, saving a new copy each time. As an effect the recognizable photograph is transformed into an abstract almost map-like image before it is lost completely. All the images are then animated into a sequence. Here the instability of the digital information communicates a self-reflexive symbolism as it ‘melts’ the glacier into a field of grey tones becoming almost empty of the desired information.
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