Retypescape - interactive internet based language related art work


http://www.jaka.org/2003/retypescape/





It's not only what is written. It's also where it's written and who wrote it.



How do we construct meanings and relevance of the written text? Only from its content? How does the context influence our evaluation of written information? Are 'public' web pages truly public or is it that writing for those pages is a privilege of only few people? How would a message look like if it were written on the web page by your choice by you? Check.

Retypescape ('Pretipkovalec' in the Slovene language) is semantically and culturally related to digital grafitty, hacker culture, net poetry, questioning of power, contextual semantics, rewriting of history, questions of authenticity and reliability of digital archives, ...

Retypescape is an exploration of language which remembers poetry, also, if not primarily, concrete and visual, experience of conceptual art, ...

How to read the content of the (social as well as personal) written language, which is not expressing itself through its content or (visual) form. Language which is not talking about its speaker since its content is entirely up to its recipient while its shape it determined by the already existing, chosen also by the recipient?

In this work structures of the possible get their meanings in relation to what is already existing and are at the same time necessary upgraded by the action of the user. Interaction is not the goal, it is a way.




Jaka Zeleznikar lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. From 1997 on participates on international festivals and exhibitions of contemporary and new media art mostly with internet related works.
Venues of festivals/exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art (Ljubljana, Slovenia), National Museum of Slovenia (Ljubljana, Slovenia), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany) and Institute of Contemporary Arts - ICA (London, Great Britain) and other venues in Europe, North and South America, New Zeland, Thailand, ...
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