What is a moment in the virtual world? Jan Kath uses the works of Frankfurt artist Raphael Brunk as the basis for the INSERT COIN collection. Screenshots of arcade computer games form the starting point for his works: Sometimes it is a nocturnal boulevard with colorful neon signs, sometimes a deserted beach in the morning or the frozen scene of a thrilling car chase on the streets of Miami, which the master student of Andreas Gursky digitally processes.
The computer‘s algorithm dissects the images so that the motif is no longer recognizable. Dissolved into all its pixels, the photograph ultimately becomes the color palette of something entirely new and serves as the knotting pattern for a carpet. Jan Kath interprets this template and finally brings the approximately 1.7 million pixels back into the real world, knot by knot.