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Insertions (2012)

Seminal texts written in the early 20th century addressing issues of reproduction within the visual arts are inserted into the data code of images of some of the most reproduced paintings of all time causing them to glitch and alter the performance of the data and creating new original works.


The Conquest of Ubiquity
by Paul Valery inserted into the data code of The Conservatory by Edouard Manet.

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin inserted into the data code of Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.

The Question Concerning Technology
by Martin Heidegger inserted into the data code of Bedroom Arles by Vincent Van Gogh.