Photography, like so much else, now lives on the screen. Instead of looking through a viewfinder to take a picture, we look at our screens to make images for other screens. Contemplation of the landscape consists of composing a shot through the screen of a phone.
“I Looked Up To The Screen Above” translates the environment through the screen. By rephotographing a smartphone screen through a microscope, the pixels and gaps are revealed. Depending on the day, the photograph of the sky will either blend in or clearly break with the surroundings like a bad photoshop job in real life. Instead of the sky, we see its abstraction as represented on a screen.
Counterintuitively, the photograph changes when viewed through a cameraphone; the pixels disappear, the information is compressed, and the low-res image becomes legible once again.