James Clar: Pixelated Serenity

Installation

‘Pixelated Serenity’ turns the Virgin de Guadalupe Cathedral into a light-filled, spaceless environment. The installation plays upon the metaphysical and spiritual aspects of a church, allowing viewers to walk towards the bright white light. However, as they approach the front, the light separates into distinct color ‘pixels’ hinting upon the notion of our reality as a digital simulation. Visitors are encouraged to take their time in the installation. They can relax, find a seat, and watch people walk past them while staring into the void of light.

To see at
Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Section within the
Dallas Arts District
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James Clar is an artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.

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In today’s media-saturated and technologically integrated world, the separation between real and computer generated is increasingly blurred. His work uses controlled, artificial light as a sculptural medium with a computer-minimalist aesthetic. However, his subject matter offsets these data-driven techniques by dealing with (and in a way ‘digitizing’) the natural phenomena, human emotions, or socio-political environment we live in.

Photos: Copyright Scogin Mayo



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