Material T I F F S
The 'Material T I F F S' are texture maps created by Agisoft Photoscan, a photogrammetry software that creates a 3d-scan of real-word objects.
These maps are scientific artefacts of sophisticated calculation and measurement algorithms. A culmination of hundreds of single photographs. They are two-dimensional surfaces that are wrapped around the fabricated 3d model. They are one of the outputs in the manifold process of photogrammetry.
But beyond that, they show us something more, and hold an aesthetic of their own processes; something that is more than a flat image, more than something human made, and more than a representational image of the process or the sitter, a pile of torn photographic paper edges.