Jim Campbell


Jim Campbell explores the limits of visual perception by widely separating individual pixels of moving images. The brain, we find, will synthesize these bits of light-information into coherent narrative, even when given the most minimal amounts of information. Campbell has made a series of curtain-like works that use individual pixels to project found home movies onto white walls. For NEAT he presents a new work that offers an innovation: the mural-scale pixelated projection is augmented by a number of strategically placed pixels that extend the moving image to adjoining walls. This creates a sense of almost three dimensional, inclusive space to the piece, as the visual ellipsis—the gap between pixels—is pushed even further apart and onto perpendicular walls.

1956 Chicago, IL

San Francisco, CA

1978 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

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