Angela Bulloch

Schipper & Krome

Got a case of chromophobia? Angela Bulloch’s ingenious pixel boxes might not be what the doctor ordered. The artist, who is based in Berlin and London, has given the pixel—the indivisible picture element whose only information value is color—an entirely new plastic form. Basically, Bulloch has transformed the little color squares that make up a televisual image into large, individual sculptural units. Each one is a fifty-centimeter (nineteen-and-a-half-inch) cube and consists of a screen framed in a wooden box containing an RGB additive light system: three strip lights in red, green, and blue that are capable of producing an astonishing 16 million colors. The modular pixel-box system, which has been developed and copyrighted by Bulloch along with the German artist Holger Friese, can be programmed with any digitized image, from preset animations to solid colors. Whatever appears on a screen

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