Sophia Brueckner: “One whisper added to a thousand others will become a roar of discontent”

  • ©2014, Sophia Brueckner,



"One whisper added to a thousand others will become a roar of discontent"


DAC Online Exhibition 2015: Altered Books - Digital Interventions

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Media: Porcelain plates, romance novels, Photoshop's Photomerge feature, Kindle Popular Highlights


Artist Book

Artist Statement:

For this ongoing series of work, I combine popular algorithms with traditional romance novels. After scanning all of the covers, I apply Photoshop’s Photomerge feature (originally intended to stitch together photos to make panoramas) to the images to produce dreamy, hybrid landscapes. Because the covers are so similar, the algorithm often finds areas that it believes should overlap. I print these landscapes on porcelain commemorative plates. Each plate also features a Popular Highlight from a romance novel on Kindle.

The source material fits under “Fair Use”…but each plate incorporates many books. Most of the source imagery is so changed that the original book is no longer recognizable.