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The Unresolved Image (With Frédéric Eyl & Richard The)
Current location
New York, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
201516, Project Resident
Richard The, Frédéric Eyl

The Unresolved Image is an investigation in the topic of resolution and granularity in imaging and beyond. The main objective is to create a physically printed image that shows a different image depending on the viewer’s distance to the image. A fractal-like image that, to a viewer in motion, seamlessly resolves to the sum of its parts which are images again, in a seemingly infinite cycle. The goal is to generate the largest number of image steps possible at different viewing distances. For example an image that shows one image at an architectural distance all the way to an image at nanoscale imperceivable to the human eye.

This work was exhibited at Eyebeam’s former space in Industry City, in a group exhibition, titled “To Scale” from May 14th – 26th, 2016.

Eyebeam opened its studios to the public for a two-week show of recent projects exploring concepts of scale. These projects, the result of six months of research, share an ability to switch with ease from the view up close to the distant perspective.

Whether shifting scale through physical size, optical resolution, biological complexity or political organizing, they show that reality can seem totally different depending on context or even viewpoint. The world is not flat, but round like a lens.

About Collaborators:

Richard The (he/him)

Richard The is a designer, artist, and educator. The’s work, ranging from graphic design to installations to user interfaces, investigates the aesthetic and cultural implications of an increasingly technology-driven society.

After having studied at University of the Arts Berlin and the MIT Media Lab he has worked at Sagmeister Inc., led a design group at the Google Creative Lab and is co-founder of the transdisciplinary design studio TheGreenEyl. He is an Assistant Professor of Art Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design. His work has been recognized by international design institutions such as D&AD, Art Directors Club New York, AIGA, Communication Arts, Type Director’s Club Tokyo and Ars Electronica, Linz and he has taught at NYU ITP, School of Visual Arts and MIT School of Architecture.

Frédéric Eyl (he/him)

Frédéric Eyl is a designer based in Berlin, Germany.

Eyebeam models a new approach to artist-led creation for the public good; we are a non-profit that provides significant professional support and money to exceptional artists for the realization of important ideas that wouldn’t exist otherwise. Nobody else is doing this.

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