Scanned_Image / 2014

Scanned_Image01 / oil on canvas / 150 x 110 cm / 2013 – 2014

Scanned_Image02/ oil on canvas / 150 x 110 cm / 2013 – 2014

Scanned_Image03 / oil on canvas / 150 x 110 cm / 2013 – 2014

Scanned_Image04/ oil on canvas / 150 x 110 cm / 2013 – 2014

Scanned_Image05 / oil on canvas / 150 x 110 cm / 2013 – 2014

Scanned_Image / exhibition view / Rainbow Unicorn / Berlin 2017

The visual message (painting) have in backround electronic devices: a scanner, scanning the light of a desk lamp or them self – with a help of a mirror. The images emerged in a process of trial scanning with open scanner and moving the light or mirror during the process of scanning. The accidental incurred glitch was the base of the finish result – oil paintings. The process of painting computer generated pictures reverse the image back to a real object and it needs a physical effort. The human factor is back and responsible for variability and subjectivity.

The processing of “re-using” is a strategy of cultural garbology, based on the content of the digital rubbish. As a result of using the redundant data, both – digital images and regular paintings are remediated and shifted into a new aesthetical dimension.

“The randomness of the picture as a key quality, results from a kind of “reverse engineering” tactics that Marcelina Wellmer applies in her works. Using everyday devices, the artist reaches for the ready-made aesthetical formula but also engages them in a form of a transmedial dialogue. “

E. Wojtowich/ PhD, Fine Arts Academy Poznan / Poland

Keywords: remediation, feedback, transmedia, scanning, systems aesthetics, randomness, reverse engineering.