The Low Res Art Project was created in order to develop techniques with low resolution images, video screen captures and historic photos. The goal was transformation. Taking an image or screen capture and transforming it into something new.
The Low Res Project is much like collage on a digital scale, introducing other elements in the original image while enhancing the size and quality of the original. All of these pieces work together to create one final high resolution piece of art.
There are some special rules the project adheres to. The first rule is that no image in the series is for sale. This is strictly an experimental project and we feel that ethically it would not be proper to sell them even in their altered state. The second rule is that an image must go through at least a 60% alteration so that it meets the requirements of the United States Visual Art law which states that a piece of art that uses in part or whole the work of someone else must in some way radically alter the original work.
This project began in 2016 with the Burning Man festival where we participated in doing screen captures of the festival from their remote cameras. This continued in 2017 and 2018.
We've learned so much from this project that I expect it will continue into the future as we refine our techniques and concepts of what art is and is not.
We have attempted to show both the original and the trans-formative art whenever possible.