The Unresolved Image is an investigation in the topic of resolution and granularity in imaging and beyond. The main objective is to create a physically printed image that shows a different image depending on the viewer’s distance to the image. A fractal-like image that, to a viewer in motion, seamlessly resolves to the sum of its parts which are images again, in a seemingly infinite cycle. The goal is to generate the largest number of image steps possible at different viewing distances. For example an image that shows one image at an architectural distance all the way to an image at nanoscale imperceivable to the human eye.
This work was exhibited at Eyebeam’s former space in Industry City, in a group exhibition, titled “To Scale” from May 14th – 26th, 2016.
Eyebeam opened its studios to the public for a two-week show of recent projects exploring concepts of scale. These projects, the result of six months of research, share an ability to switch with ease from the view up close to the distant perspective.
Whether shifting scale through physical size, optical resolution, biological complexity or political organizing, they show that reality can seem totally different depending on context or even viewpoint. The world is not flat, but round like a lens.