ZHONG ZHAOGANG

A COMPUTER’S TAKE ON A BLANK SHEET OF A4

2014.03.23 – 2014.04.23

CURAROR:XIANG LIPING

Artist Chung Chaokang wonders how a typical painting would look like through a computer’s eyes, and what ‘language’ constructs the world we see: colors, lines …

A Computer’s Take on a Blank Sheet of A4

A Computer’s Take on a Blank Sheet of A4

Artist Chung Chaokang wanted to know how a typical painting would look through a computer’s eyes; what ‘language’ is used to represent the colours and lines that we perceive? Therefore, he conducted an experiment: First he took a blank sheet of A4 and scanned it into a computer, producing an image file. He then used software to convert the image into computer language. The computer churned out an impressive ‘harangue’, spanning some 300 sides of A4.

In essence, a computer requires around 300 sheets of computer language to reproduce an ordinary side of A4. Who would have thought that one sheet of A4 could harbour such expression and grandeur? Conversely, does this then imply that the logic underpinning a long-winded work is as simple as a blank side of A4?

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