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Photograph Converted into Base64 Code
Matthew Birchall
2012
24 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Numbered edition of 100

This publication is part of the Tate Gallery special collection.

A photograph of a sculpture, made as part of an installation, converted into Base64 code. The code represents the image, and the sculpture yet is indecipherable. The code becomes an object on the page, a new language and text that cannot be read. Only the form can be read. The code is presented at a width of 72 characters using Courier; the width and font understood by the encoding software.

Matthew was granted the Café Royal publishing award, enabling him to realise the ideas submitted for this project.