For this installation piece, I used a binary-based code system to replace the alphabet, which represented the process of encoding ideas in an artwork, and the successful and failed attempts by viewers to make sense of the information presented. Viewers could also generate their own coded messages using a ruler that provided code die-cuts which corresponded to the letters of the alphabet.

The idea of engaging with the reader not only regarding the straightforward transmission of a message (which cannot be accomplished given the codification of language I use in this piece) but with a playful action like offering them the ability to code their own messages opens doors to diverse kinds of interaction and reading. By this action of encoding, the value resides now in the experience itself, and not in the message.


  • Client

    Personal project