Keys of Fury. Type In Beyond the Scrolling Horizon

Artiste en résidence au Shadok.
Keys of Fury. Type In Beyond the Scrolling Horizon. Solo Exhibition.
16th-25th september 2016 // Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival – Le Shadok, Strasbourg, FR
http://www.shadok.strasbourg.eu/
http://strasbourgfestival.com

“Keys of Fury: Type In Beyond the Scrolling Horizon” is Raquel Meyers’ first solo exhibition of her work on KYBDsloyd (Keyboardsloyd), or drawing by “type in” with a Commodore 64 computer and teletext technologies. KYBDsloyd is Brutalist storytelling about technology and keystrokes where text is used unadorned and roughcast, like concrete. For many, Brutalism evokes raw dystopias and the C64 is considered a nostalgia object. But KYBDsloyd is not reanimated dead media; it challenges us. It is a dialogue of possibilities rather than an ego-trip monologue with technology.

Publications:

WiderScreen 1–2/2017: Tekstitaide – Text Art
http://widerscreen.fi/numerot/2017-1-2/

Keys of Fury – Type in Beyond the Scrolling Horizon
http://widerscreen.fi/numerot/2017-1-2/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.

Performances:

11th-14th july 2019 // Vector Festival, Toronto, CA

19th january 2018 // HeK @ Museums Night 2018, Basel, CH
http://www.hek.ch/en/program/events-en/event/keys-of-fury-type-in-beyond-the-scrolling-horizon-by-raquel-meyers.html

21th october 2107 // Keys of Fury / Festival She Makes Noise #03 @ La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
https://www.lacasaencendida.es/escenicas/raquel-meyers-presenta-keys-fury-7852

11th March 2017 // Pixel Sounds @ Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, AU
http://c-a-c.com.au/pixel-sounds/

16th-25th september 2016 // Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival – Le Shadok, Strasbourg, FR
Keys of Fury. A solo exhibition by Raquel Meyers.

Lecture:

27th-30th december 2016 // 33C3, Hamburg, DE
Keys of Fury. Type In Beyond the Scrolling Horizon
Streaming: https://media.ccc.de/v/33c3-8408-keys_of_fury

3rd-4th november 2016 // KIKK Festival, Namur, BE
Lecture // KYBDslöjd. Type In Beyond the Scrolling Horizon
http://www.kikk.be/2016/en/program/conferences/raquel-meyers

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