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Exploded Views (Commuters) (detail), 2011 1152 Leds, Custom Electronics, Wire, Steel 6 © Jim Campbell; photo: Sarah Christianson
Exploded Views

151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
November 5th, 2011 - October 23rd, 2012
Opening: November 5th, 2011 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sfmoma.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
EMAIL:  
commassistant@sfmoma.org
PHONE:  
415.357.4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu 10-9; Fri-Tue 10-5
TAGS:  
installation

DESCRIPTION

This new installation by acclaimed San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell explodes the moving image into three dimensions, illuminating the Haas Atrium with a flickering grid of light that is part sculpture, part cinematic screen. Thousands of computer-controlled LED spheres create the illusion of fleeting shadowlike figures that dissolve and resolve as one moves around and beneath the suspended, chandelierlike matrix. Exploded Viewsinvestigates the nuances of perception through a series of four different films, changing every two months, the first of which is a collaboration with Alonzo King's LINES Ballet.