VICTOR ACEVEDO | ECTOPLASMIC KITCHEN SERIES
Created in 1987, the ECTOPLASMIC KITCHEN SERIES was Victor Acevedo’s first important group of digital art images. The series was created with a software package called Artwork. This was a 2.5D Vector Graphics Software licensed by West End Film/Pansophic. 2.5D (Two and a half ‘D’, D=dimensions) means it supported mouse controlled, manipulation of on-picture-plane graphical objects within any implicate or explicate polygon domain toward convergent perspectival vanishing points. However, the software’s computer graphic capabilities would not be classed as that of a full 3D modeling system.
The original DOS-based image file was saved to a 5.25” floppy disk; usually written to a ‘Pansophic’ flavor of the PIC or Hex format. However, the NFT linked JPG files presented in this exhibition were produced from high-resolution scans of 35mm slides that were output via a 2K Matrix digital film recorder directly from the original computer files in 1987. The slide film was developed by the artist himself in a small dark room, after-hours at the business-to-business 35mm slide production service bureau, where he worked in the Spring of that year.