~LUKE MURPHY / ‘Pixel-by-Pixel: Interventions’ / SMoCA / Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ARIZONA / OCT 30, 2021 – April 10, 2022 –

watch out . . . . . !!!!
you . . . cold, cold heart.

‘Pixel-by-Pixel: Interventions by LUKE MURPHY’
OCT 30, 2021 – APRIL 10, 2022
SMoCA – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251


LUKE MURPHY, ‘Monument to the Glitch (Tower 3)’, 2019.
LED light sculpture – with custom computer elements / software & assorted hardware.
image via: SMoCA

“LUKE MURPHY . . . subverts & liberates technology through re-purposing and recontextualizing it – to reveal its . . innate h-u-m-a–n-i-t-y.”

“To him, technology, screens, and code are physical and fragile in the same ways that we are – we break, crack, glitch, and can get repaired.”

“MURPHY . . . works with the LED screens we often see outside advertising the next big thing. He sees LED screens as part of the landscape, and although these light panels are intended to be selling machines, Murphy views them as beautiful, chatty companions, so he uses them as his primary medium, undermining their form and function.

“MURPHY’S . . . interventions (placed) throughout the Museum are interruptions to the norm. His work questions whether our interaction with screens are the real experience and art is simply just the content of the experience. He is interested in exposing the materiality of technology because there is such an effort to hide the material nature of tech to achieve total seamlessness.”

Organized by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Curated by JULIE GANAS, curator of engagement and digital initiatives.

note: all above quotes – are from, & please read full statement: SMoCA – LUKE MURPHY EXHIBIT

NOTE: the animated, text-based / digital “LED DELI BANNER” – ‘RESIST’,
that runs across the top of this page – is also by LUKE MURPHY.

see: LUKE MURPHY / lukelab.com – ARTIST

see: LUKE MURPHY INSTAGRAM / @lukemurphy49

& watch this, you . . . neon-colored, but cold, cold – heart !!
see: ‘You’ve Been Lonesome, Too’ / WIP – LUKE MURPHY, RECENT VIDEO / IG