An Interactive Light Sculpture (2013)

Pixel is an interactive light installation activated by human touch. Everywhere, pixels radiate from behind glass—they are tiny, formless objects existing at a remove from our bodies; just beyond our grasp. Pixels are the ambassadors to the digital world, representing all that we have wrought there through carefully choreographed fluctuations: pulses of current that result in changes of color which in aggregate form graphics and with time produce the illusion of motion. Ubiquitous and invisible, pixels show us everything.

Pixel debuted in the first auction of digital art, Paddles On!, at Phillips in New York on October 10th, 2013. Additional information on the auction can be found in our news section here and here


Limited Edition of 6
Physical Size: 100 × 100 × 8 cm
Materials: Glass, Corian, LEDs, Electronics, Software

Pixel can be turned on or off with a small remote control. When powered on, Pixel will continuously emit a bright, colored light from a palette of 12 colors designed for the piece. If you come within a few feet of it, Pixel will sense the electrical fields of your body and respond, brightening as you move closer. When you touch it, Pixel will sense your body directly and instantly change to a new color based on the feeling of your touch.

Additional details available upon request: info@jamiezigelbaum.com


Pixel was created by Jamie Zigelbaum with the help of Jon Moeller and Allison Wood of Midnight Commercial. Its concept has roots in Six-Forty by Four-Eighty by Zigelbaum + Coelho.