Friedrich Boell gemeinsam mit dem Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt
The "Dead Pixel" installation was created from a load of broken mobile phone displays found in pile of refuse. It consists of a steel frame from which eight acrylic glass panels are suspended in a slightly curved arrangement. These panels are each covered with 24 iPhone displays. The backlights of the displays are individually controlled by an electronics system developed by the artist and, together, form the pixels of a large screen. This screen cyclically displays a two-minute light animation. The individual displays are arranged according to the structure of their cracks, thus creating a comprehensive overall structure.
“Dead Pixel" is a supercluster of electronic waste that reminds us of contemporary technological change and the consequences of our use of technology for the environment and society.
Friedrich Boell has not only been involved with technologies such as reverse engineering, 3D printing, 3D modelling and working in robotics since his Media Arts studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. As a qualified IT systems electronics engineer, he is interested in man-made electronic waste and the reinterpretation of everyday technological objects.
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