On Rhizome, there is a post featuring this exhibit called “CD Scan” by Tobias Madison. And I really have no idea why I’m drawn to it. The photoshopping technique looks like something that I probably could do, with rough edges and inconsistent blurring. Yet there is still something that I like about it.
The art piece does remind me of the blurring lines between different art forms in new media—how audio and visual can easily come together. Maybe that’s part of the reason I am attracted to it—the fact that it is a visual representation of how artists are able to combine the visual with the non-visual.
Another interesting thing to note is that the exhibit is called “CD Scan.” I think the word scan in this context deserves some attention. Pieces are often named meaningfully, so maybe this picture is an artistic interpretation of the fully digital process of scanning a CD on a computer.
I wish there was some sort of explanation behind the altered picture. It drives me nuts that I cannot figure out the true purpose of the piece. But maybe I’m reading too much into it.