Angela Bulloch Pentagon Pixel: Canary, 2014/2021
Pixel box (Corian, LED, wiring), Corian, paint
100 x 50 x 50 cm
Angela Bulloch's Pentagon Pixel: Canary brings together major themes from the artist's work. It combines a Pixel Box—a body of works of rectangular units programmed to emit light begun in 2001—with a geometric element, a dodecahedron based on regular pentagons. The dodecahedron shape on top of the Pixel Box derives from Bulloch's engagement geometric forms. In comparison with the regular forms of the cube, the multiple pentagonal planes seems to acquire an expressive quality. Akin to unlikely siblings, Pixel Box and dodecahedron appear to be engaged in a dialogue, an impression evoked by their similar color and shared ancestry in classical geometry.