3rd-4th november 2016 // KIKK Festival (Namur)
Lecture // KYBDslöjd. Type In Beyond the Scrolling Horizon
Friday 4 Nov. from 3:15 pm to 3:55 pm.
Raquel Meyers’ aesthetic is akin to the brutalist movement in architecture. Here, technology and the series of keystrokes tell a simple story where text is used unadorned and roughcast like concrete. Brutalism is often associated to dystopia, and yet KYBDslöjd evokes an object of nostalgia through the constant repetition of its creative process. The artist subtly hints at concepts of our times: consumption and the obsolescence of hardware and software.