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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00056
Title
The R.g.b-project
Author
Jacky Sawatzky
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
MFA
Year
2004
Number of Pages
51
University
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Thesis Supervisor
Dr. Laura U.Marks
Supervisor e-mail
Other Supervisor(s)
Martin Gotfrit, Susan Kozel
Language(s) of Thesis
english
Department / Discipline
Contemporary Arts
Languages Familiar to Author
Dutch
URL where full thesis can be found
www.jackysawatzky/Rgb
Keywords
colour, digital technology, urban space, community participation
Abstract: 200-400 words
The R.g.b-project is a diagnostic instrument to analyze the culture of colour. It uses various filters to execute this diagnosis, namely the computer, the software program, the camcorder, and the cameraperson, and the city. Each of these filters has a liking for a particular quality image. Colour is a playful concept to find the bias of digital technology regarding colour. The question R.g.b-project asks is what biases does digital technology have towards colour representation, and does the technology have a liking towards a certain kind of image. Participants of the project are asked to map walks through the city by using the video camera in relation to colour. For example, on a walk they would focus only on the color red, making sure that in every frame they shoot, red is present. The same is done on other days with Green and Blue. The choice of Red, Green and Blue is related to the RGB –colour space commonly used by digital technology. The R.g.b-project consists of a written component and a piece of software.