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.
- Currently Off View
- Photography and Media
- Jason Salavon
- The Top Grossing Film of All Time, 1 x 1
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Made 2000
- Chromogenic print
- Print: 119.4 × 182.9 cm (47 × 72 in.); frame: 120.7 × 184.2 cm (47 9/16 × 72 9/16 in.)
- David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Purchase Fund
- © 2000 Jason Salavon.