Discover more from (de)conceptualise
This last year I’ve been quite obsessed with scanner art and manipulation of found imagery, which is something that totally happened by coincidence. I bought a scanner for two reasons: To have a viable printer when I need to print everyday documents and to scan smaller works I would do, particularly collages. As the black ink is completely clogged, now I mostly use it for the latter.
As a medium in-between the analog and digital, the scanner gets me the immediacy of digital, as every movement is projected on the screen, and the physicality of using found imagery and tweaking it with my own hands.
For this last scanning session I decided to record the screen running VueScan (the software I use to tweak some scanner settings) and my scanner from above. In the end, I think I like the overall video1 more than any of the 58 scans in particular. It’s more truthful to the process and I feel it could almost be turned into an audiovisual experience.