jim campbell at sfmoma

jim campbell’s large-scale piece, “exploded views,” commissioned by sfmoma, is up in their atrium.    2,800 flickering LEDs, suspended from the ceiling create low resolution imagery of dancers from alonzo king’s lines ballet.

here’s a video sfmoma made about the piece:

http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/455

jim’s work explores the line between representation and abstraction — examining the human ability to interpret information and fill in the gaps necessary to create a complete idea.   his work makes the distinction between the analogue world and its digital representation as a metaphor for the human talent for poetic understanding or “knowledge” as opposed to the mathematics of “data.”

the piece will be up through the fall of 2012.   the imagery programmed into the piece will change every two months.

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