All the Ways (Couch Gag)   2016
Archival inkjet on paper.
42” x 55.25”. Ed. 5 + 2 APs.

This print amalgamates every single "couch gag" from the first 26 seasons of The Simpsons.

Reconsidering a promise to stop making these types of pieces (begun in 1997), the project belongs to a large suite of works (including murals, prints, books & video) that reorganize and manipulate episodes of The Simpsons - as data (1989-2015, 574 episodes, 17.7M frames) - in related, but varied ways.  The overall project represents the synthesis and unification of my amalgamation work (Playboys,Homes, etc.) with my color-averaged frame work (TitanicEAO, etc).

By varying parameters, a single software process produces compositions capable of a huge breadth (all the ways) of data representation.  Most importantly, it maps a contiguous space inhabited by these previously distinct styles.

We're currently exploring these frames and audio tracks with deep networks...more to come.