Could you take a picture?

Documenting all sorts of moments that happen in front of us is a relatively recent habit. This sometimes positions us as a kind of analytical observer, more concerned with producing souvenir images/videos, than paying attention to the lived moment. The project wants to question this habit and the way it affects our memories and feelings about an event, by proposing a work that, in contrast, requires us to look through another screen in order to experience it physically.

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.

Exhibitions

  • Lab30 Augsburg ( DE ) | 27th-30th Oct 2022 

  • Np Art Lab Padoval ( IT ) | 22nd Oct- 26th Nov 2022 

  • Easten BlocMontréal ( CA ) | 25th June 2022 

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Material
Modified used LCD screens, Electronics

Size
Variable

Info&credits

Technical consulting: Lucas Paris 

Assembly production: Pipo Pièrre Louis

Research funded  with the support of  the

Canada Council for the Arts

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