Street Scene

(played sequentially and changing daily)
Jim Campbell


 
 
Motion and Rest #2, 2002

Motion and Rest #2, 2002

Motion and Rest #2, 2002

Motion and Rest #2, 2002

Motion and Rest series

Motion and Rest series


Up close, Street Scene (2010) is simply a grid of LED lights. Stand back, way back, and the lights coalesce into recognizable movements. San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell is widely acclaimed for his low-resolution video works (in this case 16 by 12 “pixels”). He believes that “by using a truly minimal amount of information an event can be evoked (as opposed to described) and this leaves one’s imagination to fill in the blanks.”