picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
picky_1997 (Workbook)
Modes Vu

picky_1997 (Workbook)

A book by 闵桀 Min Jie
Edited by 张荻儿 Dier Zhang

Chopped and screwed 

"In 2015 I moved to Berlin. Like everyone else, I was depressed. I started interrogating the notion of a progressive timeline. I started a project on Instagram about pixels, space-time, memory and perception. I asked myself: are images moulded by the past? Is the entropy of a series of images always constant, if the sequence is chopped and screwed?

Photographs I took in Hong Kong, Hamburg, Bangkok, Vienna, Beijing, Barcelona, Shanghai, Dubai, Baoding, and Paris were reselected and weaved together by a semi-detached consciousness - Hopefully the memories would no longer be encoded in chronological order. The experiment lasted a year. Eventually I found out, no matter how many times I shuffle the cards, the encoding is always a result of the encoder. A blob is a blob. I still don’t know whether the entropy is constant. My memories are quite vague. I remember, around 1997, I got a bit picky."

"2015年我搬來柏林。很明顯,我像其他人一樣抑鬱了。我的進步觀在動搖,時間線在渦旋。我在Instagram開始了一個關於像素、時空、記憶與感知的實驗。我問自己:歷史圖像是被歷史時空塑造的嗎?如果時空序列被打亂,圖像的總體熵值是否依然恆定?

於是,那些在香港,漢堡,曼谷,維也納,北京,巴塞羅那,上海,迪拜,保定,和巴黎留下的影像,被一個自稱出離的意識重新選取、編織。空間內的記憶或許可以不再依時序編碼。實驗持续了一年。最終我發現,無論如何洗牌,編碼總會帶有編碼器的痕跡。無法名狀的一團始終是一團。熵值恆定與否,我依然不知道。我的記憶很模糊。我記得,1997年前后,我變得很挑剔。"

Publication Date: November 5 2016
ISBN: 978-91-87829-45-1
Page Count: 52
Binding Type: Perfect binding
Trim Size: 4.5” x 6”
Language: English
Color: Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories: Photography / Photoessays & Documentaries

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