THE SOFT MACHINE - BODY LANGUAGE
2015-ongoing, jpg, gif
* featured on HOAX, July 2023 *
In this work I use handwriting as a way to examine what happens to language as part of the body when it is extended into the realm of the digital.
Language is connected to the body through the specific movements of handwriting where we learn to associate the shapes of letters and words with their sound and meaning. Typing is a completely different way of engaging the body in the act of writing. The two are not interchangeable.
I trace the shape of handwritten letters with a wand scanner and combine letters from the phrases 'for the love of handwriting' and ‘don’t forget to write’ in single images. This method shows the different outcomes of the same layered gesture, illustrating a bottomless gap between the body and the virtual.