Fugue is a project on which two pairs of photographers and designers collaborate annually to produce two outcomes under one theme. The theme of this issue is the New Order.
Fugue no.2 - Scrap, Jinsol Kim, Junki Jung
Scrap is an attempt to look at defunct magazines, old books, and outdated advertisements from a contemporary viewpoint.
By removing or collecting parts of writing and photos in publications seen as fossilized by today’s standards (new order), the context of the original printed matters is partially deconstructed and recomposed. These removed (1) or collected (2) parts are exhibited in different pages, allowing readers to fill in the blanks of (1) based on their own perspective or to revisit the relationship between the past and the present through the lens of unfamiliar depictions in (2).
Fugue no.2 - A to Z Categorize by iPhone, Seulgi Choi, Sujin Lee
A to Z Categorize by iPhone is a compilation of digital images recognized by the machine learning technique in Apple iPhones, listed here in alphabetical order.
iPhones group all images taken with the devices into different categories. The mechanism of this categorization depends on the recognition technique embedded in the phones. Even though the accuracy and details of the technique has improved, photos are still misclassified when the formal structure or color of the captured images are similar, or the images share regional or cultural characteristics.
By testing the limits of the image recognition technique, (one of the most important parts in AI technologies,) it is shown how digital images are interpreted and categorized in a contemporary frame.
Size: 200 x 292mm, 48p / 81 x 148mm, 68p
Material: Two soft cover books in a PVC pouch