From Darkness to Darkness

Saturday 2014-06-14 17:00 -07:00

from the art dept.

From darkness to darkness (
From darkness to darkness
Liz Mars

Thrilled to be featured this week in Zigest:

I wanted to capture how meaning is found, and lost, and found again, and how in the same way that we created urban wilderness, we have created systems of meaning that elude us — a semantic wilderness. The QR code bitfield against which you can see Orion is actually the canonical Lorem Ipsum – aesthetically mangled of course – but the point is you’d never know it. It’s even represented internally to the computer as a font, but again, not for a language you speak. You can only read the words on this piece that were written in fountain pen on paper, and then scanned in. The real text is not for you. You would need to be a machine to experience this work in full.

I used this Creative Commons image in the making of. I need to attribute to Eric Magnuson, whom I’ve never met, but thanks to the magic of Creative Commons, donated a horizon.

Special thanks to Ray Hsu, who prodded me into submission (I mean, submitting to the journal, ha ha!)

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