If Something Can Go Wrong… Failed Merges
Stuff breaks, sometimes in really interesting ways.
This informal gathering of related groups of works looks at ways imaging technology can go off and do its own cool thing.
Failed Merges uses merge software that is designed to paste together details into a larger photograph. Sometimes weird stuff happens, though, and sometimes the results are really fascinating. I started to save some of the more interesting mis-merges. And then I went off and decided to try to confuse the software to see what it would do with the imperfect input.
It’s probably just a short step from here to AI-generated art…
These images copyright 2013-2022 by James SOE NYUN. All rights reserved.
Alien Sprinkler I, 2008. 24 x 54 inches.
Apple and Branch, 2008. 24 x 30 inches.
Alien Sprinkler II, 2008. 32 x 38 inches.
Eucalyptus pod, sari and wood, 2014. 16 x 20 inches.
Plants and Plywood, 2014. 20 x 16 inches.
Biography, 2014. 24 x 24 inches.
Time Out, 2014. 24 x 24 inches.
Catalog Cards and Rhus trilobata I, 2014. 24 x 24 inches.
Catalog Cards and Rhus trilobata II, 2014. 30 x 24 inches.
Memento Mori, 2014. 24 x 24 inches.
Shell, Rope, Labels, 2014. 24 x 30 inches.
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