ARAM BARTHOLL

0,16

source: datenformde

Dimensions: 35 x 100 x 280 cm
Materials: MDF 19mm, HDF 3mm , transparent paper, ETC Source Four zoom 25-50° 750W, tripod, dimmer

0,16 is a light installation in which the shadows of a passer-by is transformed into ‘pixels’. The installation consists of a wall built of small square frames covered front and back with transparent paper. A third layer of paper is attached in the centre of the frames. A lamp shining at a distance breaks the shadows of the passers-by into squares, allowing a pixellated human figure to be seen on the other site of the installation. In this simple way, Bartholl renders tangible the pixels found in the world of digital communications.The ‘resolution’ of the screen is 0,16 ppi (pixels per inch), hence the title.
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source: 2011sonares

“0,16” is a light installation in which the viewer’s shadow is turned into pixels. The piece consists of a wall made of small square frames covered in transparent paper on both sides. There is a third layer of paper in the centre of the frames, and a lamp illuminates a visitor from a distance, whose shadow is broken down into squares, thereby presenting a pixelated human figure on the other side of the installation. The titles refer to the screen’s resolution, of 0.16 pixels per inch.

Aram Bartholl studied architecture at the University of the Arts UdK Berlin and graduated there in 2001. His installations and performances have been shown at numerous festivals, museum and gallery shows worldwide. In his art work, Bartholl thematizes the relationships between digital space and public day-to-day life. “In which form does the network data world manifest itself in our everyday life? What returns from cyberspace into physical space? How do digital innovations influence our daily actions?”