ALEXANDER HAHN

electronic media artist

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Titian’s The Submersion of the Pharaoh’s Army in the Upper New York Bay as seen in the Fogg Museum

2015/22

12 plates, laser engravings, each 30.5 × 40.6 cm on Arches 300 lb/640 gsm watercolor paper

Edition: 3 + 1EA


In 1997 a friend  of mine bought three woodcuts with horses, knights and waves. According to the antiquarian, they were the last sheets of an originally twelve-part portfolio, all in mint condition, probably the work of an unknown artist from the late 19th century who specialized in horses. In reality, it was «The Fall of Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea» from 1515-1517 by Titian (Titiano Vecellio, 1490-1576).

On a visit to Harvard University's Fogg Museum in 2015, I first saw a complete copy of this large print (112.5 × 221.5 cm). I photographed it, retouched the images in Photoshop, and replaced Titian's contemporary city in the background with a view of New York and the Brooklyn Bridge. I engraved the twelve panels into heavy watercolor paper with the help of a laser.


 photo: © Stephan Rohner

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Male Nude in Landscape sighted by a Drone - Self Portrait  

Date: 2018  

Medium: pigment ink on 4 pt. stone paper, 6 sheets  

Dimensions: 13.5 x 24 in.  

Edition: 3 


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Cerebral Atoll  

Date: 2001 - 2015  

Medium: pigment ink on fine art paper (12) and glass (2), mixed media  

Dimensions: 14 prints à 11 x 14inch  

Edition: 3 + 1 EA

Collection:  Kunstmuseum Solothurn


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Panoramic view, looking outwards from the center of the human brain, digital elevation model created from a b/w MRI.

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Liquid I  

Date: 2014  

Medium: pigment ink on fine art paper  

Dimensions: 18 prints à 9x 16 inch  

Edition: 3 + 1 EA  

Collection:  Graphische Sammlung, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Albert Bosshard‘s unfinished 1916 Mt. Tödi Panorama completed  

Date: 2015  

Dimension: 12 prints à 60 x 70 cm  

Technique: 3D-digital elevation model (DEM), pigment ink b/w on bamboo paper  

Edition: 5 + 2 on glass + 1 EA

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Study of Folds  -  02 21 2015

Date: 10 10, 2020

Medium: pigment ink on paper,  9 prints

Dimensions: 20  x 13.3  in.  

Edition: 5 + 2 AP        



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Part of an ongoing study of a plastic MET supermarket shopping bag trapped on barbed wire in 2014 and gradually disintegrating beaten by the weathers. 

9 stills, state 02 21, 2015, rendered using mobile-optimized artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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Crash at Minisceongo Creek  

Date: 2019  

Medium: pigment ink on paper, 17 sketches  

Dimensions: 7.5 x 11 in.  

Edition: 3        


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17 stills from an aerial video recording the flight of a wayward small drone over Minisceongo Creek and its crash, rendered using mobile-optimized artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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Self Portrait  

Date: 2020  

Medium: pigment ink on paper,  

Dimensions: 12.7 x 9.5 in.  

Edition: 5        



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Rendered with artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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5 seconds with Vito  

Date: 2019  

Medium: pigment ink on paper  

Dimensions: 14.5 x 21.4 in.  

Edition: 3        



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Venice, Muntadas exhibition, June 01, 2013. Vito Acconci eating a sandwich; rendered using mobile-optimized artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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Kopfrausch (frame 034) 

Date: 2019  

Medium: pigment ink on paper  

Dimensions: 16.4 x 9.3  in.  

Edition: 3                       



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Composite, rendered using mobile-optimized artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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The Assignment (frame 9558) 

Date: 2019  

Medium: pigment ink on paper  

Dimensions: image: 6 x 3.5 in. , sight: 11 x 8 in.

Edition: 3                       


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Composite, rendered using mobile-optimized artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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Juliane says No  

Date: 2019  

Medium: pigment ink on glass,  mixed media  

Dimensions: 14 x 11 in.  

Edition: 10, 1 AP        



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Hilma af Klint exhibition, Guggenheim Museum, NY. Rendered using mobile-optimized artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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Sunset  

Date: 2019  

Medium: pigment ink on paper, 13 simulated pen sketches  

Dimensions: 11 x 14 in.  

Edition: 3        


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12 sketches with cotton gloves, blanket, tissue paper and Sunset magazine box, as seen during the installation of a photo exhibition in March 2018. Rendered using mobile-optimized artificial intelligence (Deep Learning) technology.

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Titian’s The Submersion of the Pharaoh’s Army in the Upper New York Bay as seen in the Fogg Museum Date: 2015  

Medium: pigment ink b/w on 12 plates of polycarbonate, mixed media  

Dimensions: 118 x 215 cm (46 7/16 x 84 5/8 in.)  

Edition: 3 + 2 on glass + 1 EA        



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The first encounter with only a fragment of the work in 1997 resulted in the print below, the three salvaged Titian prints on a red carpet. 

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Avian Particle System I - III  

Date: 2015 

 Medium: pigment ink on Hahnemühle Turner  

Dimensions: 15 x 26.6 in.  

Edition: 7        


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Based on a HD video of a flock of murmuring starlings shot in the Ebro delta. Low res, compression artifacts and image processing turn the birds into a black particle system. Birds, locusts, ants, fish, etc. obey certain rules when they appear in swarms. Yesterday, I read that cells in our bodies move in groups that follow similar rules. Like locusts, the wandering groups of cells reject each other to keep a safe distance from their neighbor, but they also attract each other to effect a most efficient mass migration ...


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Alate Particle System #01 - 04  

Date: 2016 

Medium: pigment ink on paper  

Dimensions: 14.5 x 21.4 in.  

Edition: 7        


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The theme of the flickering light surfaces again in the four inkjet prints of Alate Particle System # 01 - 04. The difference between the camera shutter speed and the oscillation frequency of a white compact fluorescent light creates colors, an artifact not visible to the naked eye.

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A History of India # 02  

Date: 2014  

Medium: pigment ink on fine art paper  

Dimensions: 5 images @ 12.75 x 7.25 in.  

Edition: 3