Fabian Heller – All Possible Images


"Neither a code nor an image about images, All Possible Images is a number, simple yet colossal - at least when seen through a lens of human scale. The number refers to all images a screen could ever display when set to the 1920x1080 pixel, 24bit RGB color or “True Color” space. In these settings, a screen is not able to display one single image more. All Possible Images is thus a representation of the exact number of the finite set of images a display can show - some of which will clearly depict something, while most of them will be made up of unrecognizable patterns or noise."

In his work All Possible Images [True Colour, Full HD], Fabian Heller has attempted to calculate all possible images that can be shown on a standard display and actualize them into one number.


Part of: Reader Nr 4 im/possible images

The contributions gathered in this Reader continue questions and themes of the exhibition project im/possible images in essays, reflections, collections of material and manuals. In the idea of accompanying publishing, texts and visual material are made accessible in the series of L13 readers that are connected to the themes and questions of various projects from the program of Lothringer 13 Halle and open up further spaces for thought. The contributions will be made available both online and in print on site at the Lothringer 13 Halle and can be individually compiled by visitors.