October 22, 2010 | Comments: 0

Video of ‘Scattered Light’ featured on Switched

“Most of these works — if you pause them — you can’t tell what you’re looking at,” says artist Jim Campbell, as his newest installation flickers in the background. ‘Scattered Light’ is a 50-foot-long array on an 80-foot wide, 16-foot-high and 16-foot-deep structure supporting over 1,600 lightbulbs fitted with LEDs, which are programmed to display a low-resolution, moving image as individual pixels. Campbell has been playing with low resolution for several years now, experimenting with perception and the amount of information required to make an image recognizable in the human mind.

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