THE CHINESE PAINTING:
A Distinguishable Moment within an Infinitesimal
Increment in a Variable
1. An original abstract oil on canvas is
painted by the artist Jomar Statkun.
2. A photograph is taken of the abstract painting
using an image analyzing program. The program
analyzes the abstract painting and tries to find
its image on the internet.
3. As the program naturally cannot find
the exact image of the abstract painting, it
proposes similar images based on color,
composition, texture, and other visual data.
4. These proposed images are collected along
with their accompanying websites.
5. A selection of the proposed images are then
emailed to an oil painting reproduction factory
in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China. There
the proposed images are made into hand
painted oil on canvas reproductions.
6. These oil on canvas reproductions are then
collected and photographed. They are then made
into black and white halftone images for
7. In addition to being printed, these halftone
images are imported into a program that
converts images into sound.
8. The artist Jomar Statkun acts as MC and
manipulates the sound.
9. Invited performers interact with the sound.
10. The viewer is welcome to take pictures of the
hand painted oil on canvas reproductions and
to have their own made by the oil painting
factory in China.