WiderScreen 1–2/2017: Tekstitaide – Text Art
Keys of Fury – Type in Beyond the Scrolling Horizon
PDF version // http://widerscreen.fi/assets/Raquel-Meyers-1-2-2017.pdf
We live in a time where hardware and software become obsolete before most of the users have learned how to use them, or they disappear into the obedience to standards that made us passive observers and consumers. Keys of Fury is brutalist storytelling about technology and keystrokes, and an artistic statement based on the concept, research and practice of KYBDslöjd, which I define as “drawing and crafting by type in”. It is based on the text-mode, where the grid is the framework and the character set is the instructions, using the Commodore 64 computer, teletext system, typewriter, mosaic and cross-stitch as media. I claim that old technologies are an unravelling force, a critique of the parasitic abuse of technology by postmodernity and capitalism, instead of a case for nostalgia. A new understanding, a message in an unknown language that we are still learning. Keys of Fury (Les Clefs de la Fureur) is also the name of the ‘Artist in Residency Le Shadok & Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival’ exhibition, curated by Esté-elle Dalleu and Arnaud Reeb in September 2016.
11th-14th july 2019 // Vector Festival, Toronto, CA
FUTURE PERFECT PERFORMANCE NIGHT
Performances by Raquel Meyers, Jenn Norton, Tasman Richardson
An international line-up of performance artists working with experimental visualization tools, archaic home computing, and immersive sound welcome you to an evening of otherworldly, post-calamity, ‘future perfect’ entertainment. Works look at scale and time from macro and micro perspectives, while contemplating how the world is adapting to us.
Photo credits: Yuula Benivolski, courtesy of InterAccess.
19th january 2018 // HeK @ Museums Night 2018, Basel, CH
21th october 2107 // Keys of Fury / Festival She Makes Noise #03 @ La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
16th-25th september 2016 // Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival – Le Shadok, Strasbourg, FR
Keys of Fury. A solo exhibition by Raquel Meyers.