Residency Grant Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa 2018, Bilbao, ES
An expanded typing project (KYBDslöjd) whose significance can be defined roughly as <manual skill with a keyboard> that materialises the text characters and the typing on a keyboard beyond the screen and questions our parasitic relationship with the technology. It is not a mere arbitrary intervention. It is based on and refers to the typewriter, Concrete Poetry, Demoscene and Brutalism. The typewriter contributes to the execution, while poetry contributes to a system, a brutal language that should be learnt. The characters in Commodore 64 (PETSCII) are used without ornament like concrete in brutalist architecture, capturing the spirit and the contradictions of its time. I belong to a generation which, above all, has been electrocuted by technologies. Irony and Cynicism seem to have taken us to a precarious state: acceptance and resignation. The tyranny of easy to use and immediate satisfaction are just deterrence methods that are bringing us to the dump and to boredom. We live in a digital era and no one is free from paradoxes. The future is typed. I’m here [for now], and that is what I have to say.
Mecanografía expandida [KYBDslöjd],Artistic Research // Project PDF (Spanish)
A5, Saddle Stitch, Color, 36 pages.
28th June 2018 // Escenas y escenarios: Jornada de puertas abiertas del primer semestre @ BilbaoArte, Bilbao, ES
Myopia For the Future / Live Performance
Electronics by Niklas Ström (SE) + KYBDslöjd C64 by Raquel Meyers (ES)