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Saved Spam
works from the fonds


This work simulates archive systems.  Crumpled letters appear retrieved from a wastepaper basket. They're now placed under a camera for a record of spam at the start of the 21st century. Yet these wrinkled pages have a life of their own and break out in topography, contours, patterns, and shapes. At the same time we feast on the content, the spam text. These words fascinate, they're history, a small glint of a timeless drama of cheating and dishonesty, a tiger's cloak crouched in a poet's hide.

It is understandable that the medium is the message. In this case when we adjust the lights to clearly show the printed page medium, something happens to the content, to the spam text; it gets lost in shadows and highlights. Content and form compete since favoring one disadvantages the other. Now there's a conflict between the medium and the message.

When ideas tumble out of our mouth, the better they're explained the easier to understand:
which says that when ideas take objective form they are ruled by the field of aesthetics.


Presentation
These images are shown either as digital projection in a darkened room or else as mural size prints. There are 200+ images in the series with new ones constantly added.



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