The Top Grossing Film of All Time, 1 x 1

A work made of chromogenic print.
© 2000 Jason Salavon.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

2000

Artist:

Jason Salavon
American, born 1970

About this artwork

Jason Salavon designs custom software that turns data into art. For this image, he averaged each frame of the 1997 box-office smash Titanic to a single color and laid the entire film out, frame by frame, moving left to right and top to bottom. The storyline becomes an abstract infographic: from the bright blue of daylit scenes early in the film, to the white of the iceberg, to long stretches of darkness after the ocean liner sinks. Salavon’s work allows the viewer to take in this dramatic arc of pure color all at once.

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Artist

Jason Salavon

Title

The Top Grossing Film of All Time, 1 x 1

Origin

United States

Date

2000

Medium

Chromogenic print

Dimensions

47 × 72 in.

Credit Line

David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Purchase Fund

Reference Number

2005.219

Copyright

© 2000 Jason Salavon.

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