LOS ANGELES—Contemporary and modern art gallery Gagosian moved the digital art piece Denominator from one of its New York City galleries across the U.S. to Beverly Hills, California. The exhibit is a giant, LED video cube featuring the work of Swiss visual artist Urs Fischer and is part of a series designed as a “mesmeric demonstration of broadcast advertising’s capacity to penetrate human consciousness.”
“This collective human experiment—public relations, marketing, advertising, whatever—leads to a complete replacement of any images we have inside us,” said Fischer.
Each face of the LED cube portrays advertisements drawn from television and social media from 1950 to the present in a shifting composition. The digital art installation uses an AI algorithm to deconstruct the ads into individual clips, group them by theme or color, and portray them in layered patterns and choreographed sequences.
The art piece is comprised of five LED screens built from SNA Displays’ BOLD™ Interior product series. Each screen employs 2.5 mm pixel spacing and is mounted to a free-standing steel frame custom-designed and precisely installed to minimize seams.
“Denominator provided an interesting design challenge because the artist wanted the cube to ‘float’ one inch above the exhibit floor, said Jason Helton, executive vice president at SNA Displays. “This artistic feature made the piece’s dimensions absolutely critical.”
Each face, including the cube’s top cap, is 11’10” square, and the digital art piece processes approximately 10.4 million pixels in total.
“We’re excited for LA-area residents to experience Denominator in person after such a warm reception in New York,” Helton added. “LED-based digital art installations like this are among my favorite because they demonstrate the power, beauty, and flexibility of the digital canvas.”
Digital Dreams provided installation services.
The exhibit is installed at 433 North Camden Drive, opposite the Gagosian gallery in Beverly Hills, and will run until November 4.
For more information, visit SNA Displays’ Gagosian LED Cube: Denominator portfolio page.
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