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Ideographic system

These character codes operate as a subset for my photographic work. Instead of using names or titles for each specific work, I assign one of these codes. A set of codes represents a serie (i.e the Modeling, Formation) and one code represents a singular work. The system is built out of two or three different parameters that can be retraced in each work. 

The parameters are: Surface (textures), Position (zenith & nadir) and Phase (coagulation, thickening or separation) I’m still working on a more extensive list, but the four categories below already reveal the basics of this codex for different series. 

a (formation)

b (the Modeling)




c (Incip Lib)








 d (the Modeling)

The procedure I follow to assign one of these codes to a work is rather complicated, but the basics of identifying the parameters in an image and how these are represented in logogram are clear:

the position marker is determined by the position of the glass in relation to the camera. I use the terms zenith & nadir (and not up & down) because they specifically include the position of the observer*
the phase marker is based on the type of physical reaction that occurs in the glass  (coagulation, thickening or separation) More subtle types of reactions exist, but I have not allocated these phases in relation to the most dominant three

the surface marker again pinpoints the phase ( coagulation, thickening or separation) but it articulates the stage or phase of the reaction.  

* Nadir is the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith. Zenith is the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer