Thursday, 30 May 2013

Digital Montage - Research - Ralph Ueltzhoeffer

In 2002 Ralph Ueltzhoeffer creates the first biographical-portrait and released them via Internet (2005). The popularity of text portraits got most fame by the death of Michael Jackson, thereupon the US software company Adobe developed a plugin for Photoshop CS. Ueltzhoeffer's artistic research is dedicated to the relationship of visual and written information in the digital sphere and their relevance for the beliefs one produces from these data. His search for new forms synchronizing visual and written information reacts and reflects on the internet as an open and central source of information in times of globalization and digitalization of data.

Although not digital montage per se, i wanted to create as part of my montage a portrait Ueltzhoeffer style using a portrait of Margeret Thatcher and the text of section 28 legislation from wikipedia.

Some of his work:-

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