At the start of April 2020, as cities around the world locked down in response to the Corona virus, I began asking people for images taken of themselves in isolation. My intention was to create a series of media archaeological portraits using scan processing and raster manipulation techniques from the 1970’s, realized with contemporary computer code, and rendered using audio signals sent to three 1980’s Vectrex video game display. I am grateful to the Kone Foundation of Finland for their support of this project through their Home Residency program, as well as to the participants who shared their faces in this project.
This triptych was created as an installation for the Nonagon Festival, August 2021, on the island of Svanö, Sweden. It used three Vectrex monitors controlled by nine channels of audio (horizontal + vertical + brightness for each monitor), and featured an additional stereo mixdown for listening via headphones.