Doug Beube
Pixel Cloud

1987
charcoal, paper
36 x 40 in.
The text of Roland Barthe’s Mythologies is fed into an IBM-PC computer and the exact number of characters is calculated in order to discover a ‘very big number.’ The characters are then converted into 87,686,445 pixels; the defined area in the drawing represent all the pixels joined together. The typewriter font had ten (10) characters per inch.
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