compressed window
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 297 mm x 220, edition 10… Read More

compressed window
edited window
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 594 mm x 420 mm, edition 5… Read More

edited window
table
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: top: decompressed table, 2005 archival print on watercolor paper 299… Read More

table
compressed wall
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 297 mm x 220, edition 10… Read More

compressed wall
compressed door
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 297 mm x 220, edition 10… Read More

compressed door
window
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: top: decompressed window, 2005 archival print on watercolor paper 32… Read More

window
compressed table
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 297 mm x 220, edition 10… Read More

compressed table
edited door
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 594 mm x 420 mm, edition 5… Read More

edited door
window scan
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: nathaniel stern scanning window at franchise gallery… Read More

window scan
edited wall
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 594 mm x 420 mm, edition 5… Read More

edited wall
decompressed wall
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 2500 mm x 220 mm, edition 3… Read More

decompressed wall
compressed bench
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 297 mm x 220, edition 10… Read More

compressed bench
door
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: left: decompressed door, 2005 archival print on watercolor paper 220… Read More

door
edited bench
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 594 mm x 420 mm, edition 5… Read More

edited bench
edited table
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 594 mm x 420 mm, edition 5… Read More

edited table
decompressed window
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 3220 mm x 220 mm, edition 3… Read More

decompressed window
table scan
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: nathaniel stern scanning table in franchise gallery… Read More

table scan
decompressed table
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 2990 mm x 220 mm, edition 3… Read More

decompressed table
decompressed bench
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 2870 mm x 220 mm, edition 3… Read More

decompressed bench
decompressed door
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: archival print on watercolor paper, 2005 220 mm x 2075 mm, edition 3… Read More

decompressed door

experiment02

experiment02
April – May 2005, Franchise Gallery
Johannesburg, South Africa

From the press release:

“In their second duo show, and third large scale collaboration, marcus neustetter and nathaniel stern use simple technologies to explore different ways of looking. With experiment02, Neustetter continues on his Digital Frottage track, while Stern embarks on what he has been ironically calling Compressionism. Both artists are using various capture and display modes, sending physical objects and bodies, over time, through digital and analogical mediations. The work is intended to ask us all to ‘look again.’…”

” … Compressionism is a digital performance, and an analog archive; it utilizes various ‘perform and capture,’ ‘edit and exhibit’ modes, and the resulting art-objects-as- evidence ask viewers to explore different ways of looking. The first Compressionist studies use the reflective beam of a moving digital scanner, over time, to compress large spaces or objects into images the size of a small sheet of paper: in this case, the gallery itself. Once a performance is digitized and compressed, the computer acts as multiple frames for its subject; it’s used to process, clarify, and unpack the study – both literally, and metaphorically. The resulting prints are intended to provoke a complex conversation between artist, performance, mediation tool, art-object(s) and viewer.”

Also see Nicole Ridgway’s glossary (PDF) – a provocative text displayed as part of the exhibition.