Loucas Braconnier: ‘LINE’ on Fingerprints
LINE is a photographic series of 250 tokens placed within a synthetic landscape. Using photographic and post-production techniques similar to Figure31's SALT, the images in LINE are captured using a digital camera combined with ultra-telephoto lenses. All photographs are taken in remote empty landscapes at sundown or night. There is no artificial light, only indirect natural light hitting the camera sensor. Photographs are arranged as panoramas to recreate a unified landscape. The landscape is made up of a grid with distinct coordinates. Every token has an origin point which defines a unique “field of view.” The origin point determines a token's dynamism — and potential movements on the grid. They can be moved to new coordinates through the project's website or the smart contract. Tokens act like camera lenses, where location also influences perception. Each token's position on the grid defines what image it perceives. The metadata of a token is dynamic; images and attributes travel back and forth between the different points within the reach of its field of view. Most tokens will have a 180-degree view, and only 25 “star” tokens will have a 360-degree view. Images cycle daily.