A photograph as image and object: John Houck, 65,535 combinations of a 4x4 grid, 2 colors - 8E8888, FB7454, 2011, creased archival pigment print, from the series “Aggregates.” In “Indeterminate Scale,” in Triple Canopy, Houck spoke with Matthew Porter about this series:
"A pixel is an abstract container that holds a value capable of being translated into any physical size. Of course, making it physical brings about certain material contingencies. I became interested in the structure that the camera overlays in the process of rephotographing. In certain of the “Aggregates” photographs the cells of the grid are really small, and some have more than fifty thousand color combinations."