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Jean Shin  New York, NY

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In this interactive sculpture, thousands of recycled keyboard keys are embedded into a continuous textile. The keys spell out a line-by-line transcript of the email correspondence between the artist and fabricators regarding the creation of the artwork. As a result, the sculpture documents its own making. Viewers can also type their own messages on the active keys amid the first three rows of emails. These new messages are then projected onto the opposite end of the fabric, thereby continuing the virtual dialogue. The project speaks to the pervasiveness of email in our lives while commenting on the fact that, despite the modern technology of virtual communication, our written language is linked to the tactile sensation of moving our fingers over an outmoded typewriter system.

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"An incredible amount of thought and intelligence was put into the concept and process of this work. Ron, this is not abstract art. Arthur, you can keep your flashy, shiny, fabulous art."

"This is genius. I disagree with bee arthur's post. Finding beauty in the everyday is a noble artistic pursuit. I don't find this boring at all. I think it's a great piece, very inventive and ambitious. Bravo."

"Leave the keys on the keyboard. This is another example of abstract art that should stay in the closet."

"sorry kido- seriously boring. ocd does not by default make something good."

"it was asome"

"show me more"

"cool stuff"

"The potter and the clay, can also be seen in word ,if the gardener water's the seed right it will grow!"

"Thats awesome I would've never thought to do anything like that and to keep your art up with the time period. Bravo to Jean Shin."

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