| reconstruction |

From Rhizome Artbase
2003
Description

| reconstruction |, breaks down a captured web page (sampled at a finite moment in time) into 3 primary constituent elements: image, text, and code. The extracted elements are each translated to a single HTML page with an embedded repeating Flash file. The Flash file (which is spectator influenced) cycles through 1/3 of the RGB spectrum (RtoG GtoB BtoR) in a defined manner and will return to black once the spectator’s interaction ceases. The result is a morphing field with an infinite number of visual states. The (image) and (text) components are self explanatory; however, the (code) element is a bit more obscure - it is the web page’s stripped down table structure squeezed into the 'canvas'. This work is composed in the tradition of painting.

Michael Takeo Magruder
18 March 2005
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2003
open submission
18 March 2005
Michael Takeo Magruder