Monday, 13 June 2011


Feedback loop - the causal path that leads from the initial generation of the feedback signal to the subsequent modification of the event

During the early stages of project 2 I was working on a concept called 'Feedback Photography' which involved the use of projections of an image projected back onto the original subject and then re-photographed. This process would then repeat to form an continuity loop of imagery.

Early sketches from June 2010:

I had a go at trying to achieve this idea in the studio:

As mentioned when i posted these previously it was a bit of a rushed afterthought at the end on long shoot, but maybe there was something in this, something that is worth returning to? 

In systems containing an input and output, feeding back part of the output so as to increase the input is positive feedback (regeneration); feeding back part of the output in such a way as to partially oppose the input is negative feedback (degeneration).

As project 2 diverted along a different path this idea was neglected and forgotten about, with my fascination turning towards natural forces, and reinterpreting natural movement as data.

The results of these tests can be found here:


Project 2 was kind of left hanging, and i planned to leave it there as i started planning for project 3, but as  i was left hanging there with apathy for the concepts i had proposed, a new wave of enthusiasm arose whilst I was thinking of display methods for our upcoming exhibition. I posted the results last week HERE.

The idea is that these represent a whole video in 1 frame.

Here are a few more:

After showing the originals to one of my tutors last week it was suggested that even though these composite images were interesting it might be more effective if there were a way to retain some motion.

This wasn't the intention for creating these images, but i did think this was an interesting idea, so after a few mental tests and trials i came up with an idea of how to achieve this.

Here's the results:

There's a little reflection of Monet in some of these, particularly the reeds, makes me think of this:

And that is where i'm at.

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