This work consists of a series of digital monoprints created with MaxMSP. The images are transformations of historical astrophotography imagery produced by the University of Chicago between 1903 and 1951.
‘Yerkes Observatory: 100 Representative Images’ were published as a set of glass magic lantern slides by the Keystone View Company and were used as presentation material describing the work of the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
Passed through a number of kaleidoscopic transformations, parameter-controlled by random signal generators, the original astronomical subjects are made abstract, taking on a graphic quality. Symmetry emerges in the work as multiple transformations divide and recombine the source images.