This print is part of an investigation into digital and physical degradation. Digital data doesn’t typically erode or degrade with repeated viewings or copying the way analog data does. This version was an investigation into the physical side of degradation.
This print/poster was installed on the floor and viewers were encouraged to stand on it to view it. As the footprints build up on the print, they invite more people to view the print by stepping on it. Shoe treads become discernible and the “data” from the footprints eventually takes on an importance if its own.
Visitors to the Vatican regularly touch the foot of this statue and, as a result, the foot has become worn down over time.