everything we hold dear, in low resolution.
A lot of our social experience is brought to us through brief interactions; text messages, quick conversations over morning cups of coffee, or a feed of images from Instagram. The narrative we construct from these interactions usually involves us placing a large amount of our own beliefs and our perceived understanding of other individual's intent onto these interactions. In a sense, we construct a structured framework that fits the available data: a curve gracefully placed between events in space and time.
Another way to think about this is resolution. How much resolution do we have of our lives, and the lives of others, from these interactions which we pay most attention to? These are the interactions that define our day and maintain our sense of self and the character of others. We strive to create the most high resolution lives we can. To find density in the experiences of our life; to be able to see someone in all of their inconsistency and depth; to see an event occur and realize the impossibility of perfectly passing on what happened.
"everything we hold dear, in low resolution" captures a live feed of images from Twitter, and uses the 15 x 10 grid of lights to display compressed versions of these images. The 15 x 10 grid is split into 6, 5 x 5 sections with each section displaying one image. Through the viewers interaction with this piece they can begin to think about the meaning these images hold on their own versus the meaning these images are given through the structures we place these images into; they can become aware of the finite resolution that all experience have by default.