searching after absolute whiteness: Rebecca Childers’ analog internet

“This installment, a translation device for turning human English into computer language, features an excerpt from Ulises Carrión’s seminal text, The New Art of Making Books. Carrión asserts that the ultimate book “is searching after…absolute whiteness,” attempting to transcend language and the material confines of the book. In this project, viewers are invited to imagine that Carrión’s words—debossed into the book to the left—go up the hand-worked cord, over the glass transformer, and are translated into binary code in the book to the right. ”

(From the installation description at Sandy Gallery.)

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