Dead Pixel

Friedrich Boell (DE)

The installation consists of eight panels of acrylic glass which hang on a steel frame. 24 IPhone displays are glued onto each panel. Their backlights are controlled individually and cyclically play back an abstract light animation. Since the displays are based on the IPS technology, they would normally block all light when having an image signal. Therefore, I have destroyed the polarizing filters, causing the light to emit in uneven artefacts from the cell phone screens, creating irregular textures.

Dead Pixel/Friedrich Boell (DE), Credit: Frankie Macaulay


Friedrich Boell, KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Many thanks to Georg Trogemann, Martin Nawrath, Christian Faubel and Karin Lingnau.