Jim Campbell
Fundamental Interval Commuters, 2010
custom electronics, 1,728 LEDs, mounted duratrans diffusion screen, treated Plexiglas
Collection of Nancy and Joachim Bechtle
Photo: Sarah Christianson

In this series of works Campbell pairs photographic media and low-resolution LED panels to bring a haunting sense of movement and time to the still photograph. Fundamental Interval Commuters juxtaposes a colour transparency of commuters walking through Grand Central Station with a video-based LED reproduction shot in exactly the same location. Every so often, the two align themselves for a brief moment. Otherwise, the moving images exist as ghostly traces behind the static colour image.

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