In the textual world, and in each language, meanings are associated with specific geometries and their different conglomerations. Meanings have become visual entities. In a sense, ideal communication would be a frozen world of meanings, sounds and geometries. But would it be? In the text/ure participatory art installation the artists are trying to fluidly reform the relation of text and geometry. They vitalize parametric design and digital fabrication in order to re-visualize each word in relation to the phrase it appears in. In the textual world an utterance is a scratch, more a texture than a text, a text/ure.
note: Visitors are encouraged to rearrange the text/ural conglomerations. Each cnc milled block is a word, words of same phrase have same height, but their lengths are relevant to the textual form of the word itself.
Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos is an academic musician and artist creating work at the intersection of art, science and technology. He is Senior Lecturer in Sound and Media Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design – Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-founder of oneContinuousLab