»Luminograf #1« is a machine that visualizes invisible entanglements between physical and digital processes.
The »Luminograf 1« consists of a conventional CD player that has been converted into a photographic exposure machine. Its laser, once used to read out information, is now used to expose photographic paper. During the exposure process, simple motion algorithms interfere with physical disturbances (e.g., friction, voltage fluctuations, ...) that have been amplified by the process of misappropriation. These interferences result in unpredictable movement patterns that inscribe themselves in the form of dark traces on the light-sensitive paper.
Experiments with the Luminograf #1 resulted in a series of large-format photographic prints. In addition, the immediate exposure process was carried out with phosphorescent film and translated into a video work.