Cylindrical Hexplorations: An exploration of juxtaposition, layered transpositions of pixelated and pre-pixelated hexadecimal image data ‘pressed’ together with a digital cylindrical effect. A personal response to Jim Rosenberg’s essay ‘THE INTERACTIVE DIAGRAM SENTENCE: HYPERTEXT AS A MEDIUM OF THOUGHT’ in which
The most basic elemental structural act, the most fundamental micromaneuver at the heart of all abstraction, is juxtaposition, ‘structural zero’: the act of simply putting an element on top of another, with no other structural relation between the two elements except that they are brought together.
with an unexpected, but welcome counter-response from the spirit of Piet Mondrian.
Problem: Is the use of a cylinder (or printing press) an “act of simply putting an element on top of another”, or does the use of the cylinder constitute a “structural relation between the two elements” which does more than simply bring them together? And what about the choice of orientation for each layer? Is that a structural relation that goes beyond the simple act of placement?
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