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[EN] Pixelator is an unauthorized on-going video art performance collaboration with the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, Clear Channel Communications, and its selected artists.

Since 2003, the MTA has made available for exhibition purposes 80 LED screens located at subway entrances across New York City. Unfortunately, the high cost of exhibiting (an estimated $274,000 per month per screen) prevents most artists from having access to these facilities. While the MTA's effort to create more opportunities for video art exhibition in public spaces is to be commended, selected works remain wholly fixated on commercial goods and media conglomerate events, a short-sighted curatorial choice that regrettably ignores the full potential of these promising exhibition spaces.

In an attempt to broaden the scope of MTA's video art series, Pixelator takes video pieces currently on display and diffuses them into a pleasant array of 45 blinking, color-changing squares. Since the project is an anonymous collaboration, the resulting video is almost entirely unplanned and unanticipated, with the original artists helping to create new works of art without any knowledge of their participation.


[ES] Pixelator es una obra de arte realizada en "colaboración" en el MTA (Autoridad Encargada de la Gestión de los Transportes de NY), Clear Channel Communications y un grupo de artistas seleccionados. Por supuesto, no hay ninguna colaboración y es uso no autorizado del mobiliario callejero de Nueva York.

Desde 2003, el MTA ha ido colocando pantallas LED de 80 pulgadas en las entradas de las bocas de metro de la ciudad, con fines publicitarios o promocionales. Defasortunadamente para muchos artistas, el elevado coste de contratar una de estas pantallas les hace imposible promocionar su obra en estos espacios públicos.

En un intento de acceder a esta fuente de publicidad, Pixelator ha sido grabado de forma no autorizada haciendo uso de estas pantallas en pro del arte callejero neoyorquino, famoso mundialmente. Para ello, ha colocado un panel de 45 cuadrados sobre las pantallas, generando un efecto pixelado de los videos que están reproduciéndose, con un resultado visual maravilloso.




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