Neckties 2007 (Remastered)
Single-channel video loop, color, sound
4K, 00:03:00, 30 fps
NFT-backed digital work

It’s easy to loosen a tie but it’s hard to put one on.

Stock images of neckties are encoded into sounds through a process called sonification, a technique for the auditory rendering of data. The rendering process sweeps the image from left to right while simultaneously progressing from top to bottom. The sounds generated represent the shape, position, and brightness of the patterns and colors in the fabric. An increase or decrease in data is an increase or decrease in pitch, amplitude, or tempo; auditory clues for the visual patterns convey the "feeling" of its original source.

*All images used in Neckties were lifted from the Mitchells Men’s & Women’s Specialty Online Store. The images were cropped from their original background using Adobe Photoshop and saved as PNG files. The audio was created using Image to Audio conversion tools and saved as WAV files. An archive of waveforms, spectrums, and sonograms was generated as a result of using certain sonification and sound visualization software and saved for future reference. Final Cut Pro X was used to create a composite of all the files into a single-channel video loop.