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Posted by Bryony Quinn,

I couldn’t begin to bend my mind round how high-definition technology actually works – perhaps that’s why I find Jim Campbell’s work so compelling. His preoccupation with movement and how we perceive it (with light) is brilliantly reduced, yet infinitely more immersive than a liquid crystal canvas. In one of his vast installations, Scattered Light that appeared in Madison Square Park last year, spectral figures move with unmistakable purpose across a suspended frame holding hundreds of bulbs, mimicking pixels. An exhibition of Campbell’s temporal plays on perception is soon to be installed at the SFMoMA.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.

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