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Issue 008

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by Patrick James

November 30, 2007
The award-winning artist Jason Eppink participates in what he sarcastically dubs "an unauthorized, ongoing video-art performance collaboration with the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, Clear Channel Communications, and its selected artists." Eppink's project is the Pixelator, a box of translucent foam-board squares that he mounts over the video billboards that adorn some of New York's subway entrances. The Pixelator transforms advertisements into 45 quadrants of diffused color, resulting in a more aesthetic urban experience-except, perhaps, for those who coughed up a few hundred grand only to have their ads obscured.LEARN
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