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James Joyce textportrait 2

James Joyce textportrait 2

A scan of a small image of the James Joyce portrait in text.

Photoshop, Streamline, Illustrator Freehand and text-scanning software on Mac were used to render a black and white photo of Joyce into areas of pure black or white, into which some scanned (and uncorrected) text from Finnegans Wake was then flowed (riverrunned). Original photo looked like this. Only 2 of a planned edition of 3-5 were printed. There were also textportraits of Roland Barthes (text from Death of the Author) Jacques Derrida (text probably from 'White Mythology'), but like James Joyce, these are locked inside very old software and hardware technology, so will perhaps never be seen again printed from their original files. See crappy photo of a bigger version, complete with shadowy photographer.

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Medium: Black and white laser-print, A4-sized, 1995.
© copyright Rod McLaren, 1995