Fully Analogue Manually Digitized Photographic Display
LED lightbulbs, light sockets, dimmer switches, cords, translucent heat-resistant paint
Albert Pedulla’s installation Fully Analogue Manually Digitized Photographic Display transforms readymade lighting hardware into a low-resolution (11 x 14) digital display. Unlike modern electronic screens, the artist hand-adjusts the brightness of each of the work’s pixel-bulbs using a corresponding dimmer switch wired to each socket, to map the array’s gray scale pattern to the original digital photographic source. The resulting portrait is highly abstracted by the low-resolution screen at closer proximity but hazily resolves the farther the viewer retreats from the work.