All My Friends

installation

A sonification project in which I acquired portraits of my friends, and used the raw JPEG data to convert the images to piano music. The music is then dubbed on to cassette tapes which are then arranged to add a sculptural element to the project. Like much of my work, this piece represents a disruption of an otherwise literal medium (portrait photography). The translation from image to sound, and then from sound into sculpture makes for images that are rather bad at being images, but succeed because of the properties that arise from the act of translation.