Shake It Up

I love it when someone can take something as mundane as the common inkjet printer and physically manipulate it to do something infinitely more interesting than just spit out perfect copies of what we've created on screen. Such is the case with artist, Joe Winter who takes said inkjet printer and shakes the living heck out of it while it tries to print a geometric control structure that he's created. Result? Very interesting. This from the site:
"Images are printed with a standard desktop inkjet printer which is violently shaken during the process of printing. The initial images are simple, geometric control structures generated by computer: grids, parallel lines, concentric circles, etc. The resulting colour misalignments, interference patterns, and distortions alternately read as scientific data (EKG, seismography, spectrometry) and abstract drawings. The prints are created in groups of six: four prints are made of the same control structure, one for each of the four subtractive colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black); the fifth print passes through the printer--and is shaken--four times, once for each color."

via Triangulation

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