Dermachroma is a product of experiments with the recorded data - in this case photographic data- and methods of computational data manipulation. The project is concerned with the fact that on the fundamental level, all digital images we observe has an underlying numeric structures, and they are nothing but meaningfully organized string of characters. Dermachroma in a sense aims to expose and visualize this underlying structure through digitally manipulated photographs in the form of physical prints that can be inspected up close.
The photographs were taken deliberately out of focus, later on some images a layer of reverse blur algorithm is applied. Also dithering algorithms such as Jarvis-Judice-Ninke, Atkinson and Stucki are applied both colored and grayscale to create the intended effect. Though most of the details would not be visible from distance, a closer inspection would reveal the details of very small specks or bits generated by the algorithms. The colors are also highly saturated to accommodate the desired effect. To conserve the same effect on print, the printing method is carefully chosen and the images are color corrected accordingly. In this case the prints are surface mounted with sheets of acrylic, which made the prints look almost illuminated with different hues of color.
40 cm x 26 cm diasec print with wall mount
Early video test, later abandoned the idea.