object -> 3D scan -> screen shot // print -> object -> film -> collage -> screen

object -> 3D scan -> screen shot // print -> object -> rephotograph -> screen

object -> 3D scan -> screen -> surface -> print -> object -> flat scan

Although there is a three-dimensionality, we are only able to navigate the surface of the object, to see it as an image plane or interface. We can enter, yet we are separate, removed by the screen.

'…the idea of the image as software, and the idea of a soft image – a flexible, adaptable, or pliable image (which, as a result, is also a protean, multiform, and multiplatform image). In porn, soft as opposed to hard means that sex is not shown full on, but merely evoked, or enrobed by a narrative. Likewise, the softimage is an image that evokes or eludes (or even hides) in place of showing.' 

(Ingrid Hoelzl and Remi Marie discussing their use of the term softimage in ‘The Status of the Image in Digital Culture’ 2016)

object -> 3D scan -> screen shot // print -> object -> film -> collage -> screen

object -> 3D scan -> screen shot // print -> object -> rephotograph -> screen

object -> 3D scan -> screen -> surface -> print -> object -> flat scan

Although there is a three-dimensionality, we are only able to navigate the surface of the object, to see it as an image plane or interface. We can enter, yet we are separate, removed by the screen.

'…the idea of the image as software, and the idea of a soft image – a flexible, adaptable, or pliable image (which, as a result, is also a protean, multiform, and multiplatform image). In porn, soft as opposed to hard means that sex is not shown full on, but merely evoked, or enrobed by a narrative. Likewise, the softimage is an image that evokes or eludes (or even hides) in place of showing.' 

(Ingrid Hoelzl and Remi Marie discussing their use of the term softimage in ‘The Status of the Image in Digital Culture’ 2016)

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