Could you take a picture?

The work features a series of modified used LCDs of different brands and models. Each of these screens, through direct sight, emits a full and colored light without showing any content.

The Led lighting system, which is normally used to display visual content in LCDs, is replaced with a custom one and controlled by an integrated circuit that creates interference patterns that are only visible through the camera of our smartphones.

The visual outcome is created by the interplay between the default rolling shutter speed of the camera and the duty cycle of the led system installed inside the screens.

The piece, by its name Could you take a picture? invites visitors to use their cameras to view visual compositions hidden from the naked eye.


Modified used LCD screens, Electronics



Technical consulting: Lucas Paris 

Assembly production: Pipo Pièrre Louis

Research funded  with the support of  the

Canada Council for the Arts