The liquid crystal display system and the subversive pixels

(Work in progress)





A pixel is the smallest unit of representation, a physical point in a raster image, the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.

LCD pixels are manufactured in a two-dimensional grid, and are often represented using dots or squares. Small squares of spot colors that together create an image.

An image is, therefore, a universe of pixels, a dot matrix data structure, a considerable amount of individualities, sharing file and space in order to represent an image, creating an alienated and homogeneous mass of pixels, living in a liquid crystal display system.

But, what happens when a pixel doesn’t want to represent the image?
When there is an error, a mistake in this system? When a single pixel refuses to cooperate to the hegemonic discourse?