The Zone System ์กด ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ
35 synchronised digital displays; slideshow, color,
12min / 24x15cm each (duration and size variable)

This digital greyscale-grid is based on American photography-pioneer Ansel Adamยดs technical zone system. In addition to the photographical greyscale (the technical steps reaching from pure black to pure white) we add a โ€œhumanโ€ greyscale, reaching from the darkest skin to the lightest. This results in the various faces being โ€œcorrectlyโ€ exposed at different intensities of light and so categorizes the models into different compartments of the grid; โ€œthe systemโ€.

The final outcome is a grid-installation of digital displays where the images constantly translate into different types of information, without altering the original. The idea is to emphasize that despite of the technical development of the photographic medium the same historical prejudices - of physical appearance - still determine its use, i.e how we are categorized and labeled.

์€ 35๊ฐœ์˜ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ๋””์Šคํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ด๋กœ ์ด๋ฃจ์–ด์ง„ ์˜์ƒ์„ค์น˜ ์ž‘์—…์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด ์ž‘์—…์€ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ ์‚ฌ์ง„๊ณ„์˜ ๊ธฐ์ˆ ์ ์ธ ์ดˆ์„์„ ๋‹ฆ์€ ์•ˆ์…€ ์•„๋‹ด์Šค์˜ ์œ ๋ช…ํ•œ โ€œ์กด ์‹œ์Šคํ…œโ€์„ ๋ฐ”ํƒ•์œผ๋กœ ํ‘œ์ค€ ํšŒ์ƒ‰ ์ƒ‰ํ‘œ (Grey scale)๋ฅผ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ธ์ข…๊ฐ„์˜ ํ”ผ๋ถ€์ƒ‰์œผ๋กœ ๋Œ€์น˜ํ•˜์—ฌ ์žฌ๊ตฌ์„ฑํ•œ ์ž‘์—…์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์˜์ƒ์˜ ๊ฒฉ์ž ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ ์•ˆ์— ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ธ์ข…์˜ ๋ชจ๋ธ๋“ค์ด ๊ฐ์ž์˜ ํ”ผ๋ถ€์ƒ‰์— ๋งž๊ฒŒ โ€œ์˜ฌ๋ฐ”๋ฅด๊ฒŒโ€ ๋…ธ์ถœ๋˜์–ด ์œ„์น˜๋˜๊ฒŒ ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ธฐ์ˆ ์˜ ๋ฐœ์ „๊ณผ๋Š” ์ƒ๊ด€์—†์ด ํŠน์ •ํ•œ ์˜๋„์— ์˜ํ•ด์„œ ์•„๋ฌด ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋‚Œ์—†์ด ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋“ค์€ ์•„์ง๋„ ์™ธ๋ชจ์™€ ํ”ผ๋ถ€์ƒ‰์— ๋”ฐ๋ผ ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํžˆ ๋ถ„๋ฅ˜๋˜๊ณ  ์ด๋ฆ„์ง€์–ด์ ธ ์žˆ์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค์„ ์ฃผ๋ชฉํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

An edited clip of The Zone System