Track

What is photography today?

Since the camera obscura was used as a tracing tool for paintings, it has continued to evolve as a tool for accurately and rapidly imaging the scenery to this day.

Along the way, there has also been a shift from film to digital data and a stronger connection to the Internet.

Shooting and printing out are among the production activities of photographers.In recent years, works that quote other people's works from the Internet or books have become more and more recognized.With the passage of time, the work of creators has become simpler, and I think the day will come when we will let go of it.

I started making art because I was interested in conceptual art, such as creating a work of art every day and multiplying expressions like a work-in-progress.

The theme is "abstracting social information using optical systems, converting it into flat data, and making it public.

This work encodes the following production rules and automatically executes them on a computer at regular times every day.

1.The video of the news program that was viewed the most the day before is converted into a single image by simulating (programming) the video expression using an optical system called "slit scan".

2.When the image is generated in 1, post it on the website and Twitter

HP http://tanakasoushi.net/works/track.php

TW https://twitter.com/Tr_soushitanaka

Although it is impossible to read specific information from an image that has been converted and processed from a moving image to a flat image, there is always information about the day recorded in it.

The web media in this work becomes a daily social index, swaying the viewer's mind through images framed by dates and news programs.

I think that the act of production is raising a problem and submitting an object asking about the problem.

This work is a consideration of current photography and a symbol of photography that I think of.

© Soushi Tanaka - APR,01.2021
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APR,01.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - APR,18.2021
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APR,18.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - APR,19.2021
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APR,19.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - APR,22.2021
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APR,22.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - APR,23.2021
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APR,23.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - MAY,15.2021
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MAY,15.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - MAY,16.2021
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MAY,16.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - JUL,04.2021
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JUL,04.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - JUN,06.2021
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JUN,06.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - AUG,02.2021
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AUG,02.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - SEP,04.2021
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SEP,04.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - OCT,09.2021
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OCT,09.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - NOV,06.2021
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NOV,06.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - NOV,08.2021
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NOV,08.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - DEC,13.2021
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DEC,13.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - DEC,25.2021
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DEC,25.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - DEC,29.2021
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DEC,29.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - DEC,30.2021
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DEC,30.2021

© Soushi Tanaka - JAN,09.2022
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JAN,09.2022

© Soushi Tanaka - JAN,22.2022
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JAN,22.2022

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