Paul van den Hout

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21st Century Nostalgia (YouTube), 2011

wood, paint, 63cm x 57cm x 10cm


The pixeled sculptures I make originate in the principle of censorship, either positive or negative. In my recent work I am using the pixeled image also for showing phenomena in our surroundings that are bound to change or disappear (or already have done so).

Pixelation can be seen as a transformative stage of the slowly dissolving image, already blurred in eye and mind.

Although at the moment YouTube is one of the most popular and influential media we can almost be certain that in a not too far future, probably within a few decades, it will be a thing of the past.

It is intriguing to wonder what archeologists of the far future will dig up as visual remnants of the digital age!

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