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Pixel Stress

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Pixel Stress by Anouk Kruithof is a mixed-media artwork, with the first step being an image search in Google with the keyword "stress", then processing the image to obtain a pixelated version by enlarging the original to 3200%. Then, in the second phase of the project, the artist set-up a little installation on Wall Street in NYC to engage passerbys in commenting and purchasing the framed images...

This elegant book is the result of this process, with the orginal images, the pixelated versions, the portraits of the new-yorkers she talked to, and exceprts of their comments on the artworks.

This conceptual artwork, that includes an IRL ("In Real Life") "happening", is very much a research project at the fringes of photography, an explorational project that tests the possibilities offered by the medium in combination with the use of the Internet and the digital tools.


100 pages - Softcover with a rubber fastener

RVB Books, 2013

New, sealed in plastic pouch - Mint condition

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Kruithof, Anouk

Anouk Kruithof is a Dutch visual artist and photographer whose exhibitions and books merge social, conceptual, photographic, performance and video. She is best known for her artist's books "Happy Birthday to You" (self-published, 2011) , praised by Martin Parr and "A Head with Wings" (Little Brown Mushroom, 2011), praised by critic Jörg Colberg. She studied photography at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost, Breda. In 2011 she moved to New York to live and work on her art projects. Her multilayered, interdisciplinary approach encompasses photography, sculpture, installation, artist-books, text, performance, video, animation, websites and interventions in the public domain. Among her other photobooks and publications: "Pixel Stress" (RVB Books, 2013), "The Bungalow" (Onomatopee, 2014), "Automagic" (Editorial RM, 2016) and "Universal Tongue" (Art Paper Editions, 2021). © Self -portrait of the artist
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