Jim Campbell

American , 1956 -

Jim Campbell explores the nature of interactivity, especially as it relates to the Heisenberg Principle, which posits that attempts to closely measure or observe a phenomenon alter it, thereby making precise observation impossible. The Dynamism series tempts the viewer to move closer to the object to bring it into focus, but the image becomes less legible as the distance decreases. Here Campbell makes a reference to Futurism, the international art movement founded in Italy in 1909. Futurists, such as Luigi Russolo and Umberto Boccioni, emphasized the dynamism, speed, energy, and power of the machine and the vitality, change, and restlessness of modern life.
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