0,16 is a light installation in which the shadows of a visitor are transformed into ‘pixels’, creating an interplay between internet, culture and reality. The installation consists of a wall built of small square frames covered front and back with transparent paper. A third layer of paper is attached in the centre of the frames. A lamp shining at a distance breaks the shadows of the visitors into squares, allowing a pixelated human figure to be seen on the other side of the installation, revealing the tension between public and private, online and offline, technology infatuation and everyday life. The ‘resolution’ of the screen is 0.16 pixels per inch, giving the piece its title.
In this simple way, the artist renders tangible the pixels found in the world of digital communications, and examines how and which parts of the digital world can reach back into reality.
Aram Bartholl is a member of the internetbased artist group, Free, Art and Technology Lab. Net politics, the DIY movement, and internet development in general play an important role in his work. Alongside numerous lectures, workshops and performances, he has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Pace Gallery in New York and Hayward Gallery London. Aram lives and works in Berlin.
What is your favourite dark corner of the internet?
This is classified information.
What are the geographic coordinates of your favourite secret place?
The artist has chosen not to divulge his thoughts on this question.
Everyone has a secret. What's yours?
We respect his privacy in withholding an answer to this but it won't stop us wondering...