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ROLOC. Transformation chromatic stripes

Roloc is an experimental software program, it work in the chromatical code of the images. Roloc analise an image from some colors selected by the user, it converse into different size stripes depending its chromatical proportion. The image is reordered in vertical stripes with plain colors.
Next, you can see two projects made by Roloc: Speresaic (2016) Funsaic (2015) and Ensaic (2014)



Speresaic: association by color, ordered by color bands, and a selection of a very specific area of Barcelona made by a citizen of Zagreb.

This book forms part of the exhibition The New Materialisms (Station 3) at the grey- area Gallery in Korcula and attempt to establish a dialogue between two spaces, the Croatian and Barcelona, where I live.

Speresaic demonstrates the relationship between a selection of photographs of Plaza Sant Pere in Barcelona and encodes them through Roloc from the color selection made by Lili Bomeštar. Lili visited Barcelona during the month of May 2014. I present, in this book, as a chromatic translation of a space connected to the memory of someone visiting this space for the first time.

Images: Plaça Sant Pere, Barcelona. July, 2016.
Colors: R:0 G:119 B:139 / R:0 G:142 B:170 /  R: 201 G:151 B:0 / R:182 G:12 B:47 / R: 140 G:133 B:123  selected by Lili Bomeštar.



Funsaic is the result of a contraction of two words, both words have a relationship to the two centrals ideas of the same project. Funsaic is a contraction between Funchal and Mosaic.

This project has two parts, the first part is a selection of 135 photographs of pavement of the streets of the capital of Madeira, Funchal. The second part is the result of a coding of this pictures throught a self-made software program, created by Pau Artigas and I. This program, called roloc, has been developed to extrapolate particular colours from the image. In Funsaic the four colors have been selected by Vitor Magalhaes, artist and teacher in Funchal. I asked him what colors he could relate to the island of Madeira. After this, this colors put the image in order by using with verticals stripes.
The final image is a picture of the pavement of Funchal and his code byRoloc from the four colors wich Vitor had previously selected.

Roloc work on the chromatic code of images. Roloc analysis an image from some colors selected by the user, it reconvert into different sizes stripes according its chromatical proportion. The image is reorganized into vertical strips with flat colors.

Images: pavement of Funchal.  March, April and May, 2014.
Colors: R:29 G:138 B:14 / R:77 G:187 B:85 / R:228 G:117 B:7 / R:17 G:17 B:246 selected by Vitor Magalhaes.



“Les jours s’en vont”

Titoni was a bachelor in a religious school in Sarrià. His cousin taught him extra lessons from seven thirty to nine in the evening. Later –he regretted telling me- he should do his homework: problems, analysis, translated from Greek…

Titoni also dreamed about the town of Altafulla, with it’s wild orchards called “can Petxina”, with Josep Riera and Luisito Macaya, and the bike and the bb-gun. Altafulla wasn’t a paradise during the summer. It is important to take note of Mr. Roca, who was known for being a quick and sharp teacher, but Mr. Roca wasn’t issue, what really was at the root of this daily anxiety making it necessary for Titoni to hide behind his friend Pueyo, (fatty), was when Father Venancio announced:”OK, now we will do exercises on the board. Come up to the board”

Titoni’s cousin studied chemistry and he served as a military officer, and he quite often shouted things at him that seemed humiliating. But that was different. At times, above all at Christmas, Titoni’s cousin ate at home, or in August was invited to Altafulla, then he became a very close friend and he loved him deeply.

Titoni felt helpless. He thought that life was a nightmare, the slavery mathematics, and he envied freedom, it was impossible for him, for any boy in Altafulla. Many times, he got into bed crying bitterly. His grandfather, who was a bit of poet, was told that days come in and go.


“Diana y el mar muerto” de Joan Perucho.

Images: Pine trees of “Encís”, Altafulla. April, 2013.
Colors: R:160 G:60 B:0 / R:255 G:175 B:0 /  R: 30 G:200 B:10 / R:219 G:255 B:255 selected by Luis Antoni Puig (El Titoni).