During some time I`ve worked with different art techniques, but one day thinking about a novel by Philip K. Dick, I started my first experiment with the scanner.
At first I was worried mostly about objects, all kinds of them, thinking about the possibilities of three-dimensional transformation to two-dimensionality, it is not long before that (because of my philosophical studies) that I started to realize that photography always shows an object in a given context, place and time, but the scanner delete this by showing an object in the here and now. Unlike the scanning of a document that shows a true copy of the two-dimensionality, the scan shows them as objects that are presented at a glance.
This new conception of the scanned images, immediate leads me to experiment on my own body, scanning to find the image that represents the object that I am in fact and without context, that's how I start my first series of images.
Once I've experienced with the scanner, I find its visual limitations, yet its power in detail and representation. From there my next series turns over a new concern about creating art pieces made from human and other objects out of context.
The brightness and depth of the scanner-eye has allowed me to experiment a lot with image and different ideas to capture the apparent movement and artistic sense.
Basically I tried to develop my skills using principles of set lighting and other photographic details that I add to the glass of the scanner, always with a clear conviction that has become my primary rule:
"The final piece must be what the scanner sees, exactly as it has been submitted"
Even though I wish to experiment with more movement and bodies, as well as visual effects from the motion made during the passage of the scanner-eye I think before that I must find some perfection of the out-scanner lighting. Matus