Pixel Crossed | Melissa Johns Art

PIXEL CROSSED

Video installation, 2014. Showing 8/16.

With the introduction of new technology and media platforms, the way we communicate and develop relationships has been irrevocably altered. These modes invite complex applications of text, sound, and image, allowing for immersive experiences which foster unique connections between people.

Pixel Crossed is a set of 16 videos, grouped into sets of two which respectively explore and monumentalize themes of sensuality, translation of tone and emotion, text-based communication, and the inherent ethereality of online exchange.

The fragmented videos that make up Pixel Crossed mimic and expand on the online aesthetic of communication, including glitches and a visual representation of missing physicality. Each piece allows the viewer to play voyeur with the intimate expressions of the artist's personal experience, and subsequently consider the impact of the digital age on their own relationships.

Audio by Cameron Breithaupt