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Pure Intensive Qualities


Software such as autocorrect, spellcheck and language translators are used to mangle seminal texts by authors of deconstruction. The resultant texts are sifted by the artist for poetic lines/verses. So far, these "poems" have been performed live as a duet with a computer generated voice, lines have been screen-printed and turned into posters and a book is in production. 

Pure Intensive Qualities aims to rejoice in the inefficiency and poor quality of software which tries to automate language functions. It highlights the human quality of language as part of wider research into the role of computer-human interfacing. The work is a form of contemporary surrealist automatism. Here, it is the "psyche" of the computer which is being explored. 


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