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out of the idea of creating a collaborative sitework using the internet
as the only channel of communication.
Artists were invited to download
an image file of a photograph of an abandoned car repair shop in the ghost
town of Death Valley Junction, California, and asked to alter the image
and send it back.
(for more information, please
see: how to
photograph, taken by h-ray heine in 1982, has been the subject of numerous
variations and interpretations by the artist during the 80ies and into
the 90ies. Taking the theme one step further, h-ray decided to use
this image as the starting point for generation/mutation.
Since the first version of
generation/mutation went online in 1998, artists from all over the world
have been sending their contributions to the project which by now involves
more than thirty participating artists.