36 × 24 inches, digital print
Pixelation is one unique phenomenon in the digital age, a computer graphic method used to obscure a person’s face or for censorship. We are captured digitally everyday and then hided underneath these blur pixels. This simple visual effect is an entry point into our paradoxical cyber anonymous society.
As a research on emotional reactions to news media and technological applications, I isolated pixelation effect from its content, the thing it is covering on. I tried to understand pixelation as a metaphor, a paradox, and the evidence to unveil crimes and thoughtfulness in the digital age.