Neckties 2022
Single-channel video, color, sound, infinite video loop
4K, 00:03:00, 30 fps
NFT backed digital work

Images of neckties were digitally scanned and translated into sound through a process called sonification, a technique for the auditory rendering of data. The translation begins by sweeping the screen from the left side of the image and moving to the right while progressing from top to bottom with the sounds representing the shape, position, and brightness in the patterns and colors of the fabrics. An increase or decrease in some level in this information is indicated by an increase or decrease in pitch, amplitude, or tempo; auditory clues for the visual patterns which convey the "feeling" of its original source.

The 4K video version of Neckties is a remake of an unpublished animated GIF from 2007 which carries the same title. All Images for this new version were downloaded 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. 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. Final Cut Pro X was used to edit and export the final single-channel video loop.

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