Project CODE Experiment Study #1 is an unfolding body of work that explores the tenets and process of photography in the 21st century. More particularly, CODE examines the role image making plays in the social construct, the symbiotic relationship that photography and the human condition share in common. In this body of work images are taken and deconstructed within their very DNA, at first penetrating then disrupting the virtual, proprietary space they inhabit - in other words, hacking the image file. This process at once reveals the building blocks of the image as the RGB properties are toppled and the pixel information are scattered. The image file in fact is so tenuous that by altering certain codes the image may completely disappear. In this study Karchi is interested in addressing and deconstructing images from a few major disciplines of photography such as the landscape, still life, portrait, self-portrait, the nude and Panorama. What we are left with are echoes of a state of being that speaks of a hyper transitional era, a new reality where the virtual is here to define an aesthetic that has already penetrated our daily life.
(PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this work very subtle details are a crucial part of the theme and direction of the artwork. By compressing the images to below 2000px some of these important details are lost.)