Jul
10
2004
<em>Text Object:Software327-25.txt</em>
 

Yael Kanarek
Text Object:Software327-25.txt, 2004
Silkscreen on parchment
Edition of 6

Text from the World of Awe online journal is silk-screened onto parchment in Text Object:Software327-25.txt. Graphically the words are formatted to resemble a computer README file. The history of writing is compacted, conceptually, into three layers that reflect Ancient, Modern and Digital-era writing forms. Kanarek fuses parchment (animal skin prepared as paper) with Courier (a text font of the typewriter) and layout that resembles the instructional file bundled with computer software. Animal hide is a carefully considered material; as technological jargon skin describes appearance of a software’s interface.

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