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Sam Pedicelli

BFA 2015

Translation 1: BurgerBagel

beads, thread, acrylic paint on linen with code, 2014, (bagel image) 32.5"w x 12"h x 2"d; (pattern code) 21.25"w x 17.25"h x 1.25"d

Concerned with the evolution of modern communication and the forms through which it occurs, traditional modes of fine art and craft are utilized in a meticulous consideration of the post-human condition. The first in a series of three “translations,” the image of the “BurgerBagel” emerges from the rubble of a common online encounter between artist and machine, later removed from its digital form through re-creation in paint and beads. Individual beads take on the form of pixelated information. The second image exists as a quantitatively exact replica of the first, distortions occurring through the inconsistency of the medium itself.

Sam Pedicelli
 - Translation 1: BurgerBagel

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