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Terra Cognita - Urban Jungle
2012

Terra Cognita - Urban Jungle

Kurt Tong

Memories, Dreams; Interrupted (2009-2010)

Scientists have sometimes suggested that memories are stored like JPEGs. They are broken up and saved in pieces, which are only put back together when they are called up. The missing data is filled in by the brain. Kurt Tong took his pictures in a botanical garden, in a large format and under ever-changing lighting conditions. He applied different techniques to destroy the information in the image, after which he scanned the images with scanners at different settings. Ultimately he assembled an image again from the results, in the same way that the memory makes a complete image again from fragments.

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Biography

Kurt Tong (Hong Kong, 1977), a British citizen, took his Masters in photojournalism at the London College of Communication. He has received a number of honours, including from the Magenta Foundation and Hey Hot Shot. In 2011 he published the monograph In Case it Rains in Heaven.

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Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

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