The Fractal Dimension of a Pixel (2022)

A magnification of entangled, hot pixels

The Installation “The Fractal Dimension of a Pixel” entangles the broken pixels of a monitor. Two video microscopes film, so called, „hot“ pixels and displays them back again on the same screen. Because both cameras films and displays at the same time, a change of one pixel will simultaneous effect the other, too.
The magnification revealse the real nature of a pixel, too. It’s not a perfect square. It is a rough shaped speck that even has a Fractal Dimension on its edges.

The microscopes are Raspberry Pi cameras and the video mixing is done by the artist’s developed VGA video mixer.

The The Fractal Dimension of a Pixel is currently shown at the exhibition
Kybersonor - Der Klang des Steuerns
at the Theater Galerie in Ingoldstadt.

Wolfgang Spahn is a visual & sound artist based in Berlin. His work includes installations, performances of light & sound and miniature-slide-paintings. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focuses on both their contradiction and their correlation.
He is faculty member of the Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Berlin University of the Arts.

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Here is most of the hard- and software the artist developed for his artwork.
- Analog Computer
- Pop Neuron
- Paper-Duino
- Paper Synthesizer
- Paper Bits
- Raspberry Pi Hats
- VGA Synthesizer
- Sound Boards



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