Spam (2005-2008)

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Spam

Acrylic paint on wall, 220x1100 cm, ink on Japanese paper 48x2000 cm

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In March 2005 I disabled all the filters that protect my computer and me from unwanted spam messages (said to make up as much as 50 % of all email traffic). Instead I collected all spam directed at me and saved its subject lines in chronological order. The resulting catalogue of text is transformed into a large-scale wall painting, a 20-meter long ink drawing on Japanese paper. It also filled many pages of the experimental poetry magazine OEI #22 #23 2005.