Rhizome and free103point9 present:
Surge is an online exhibition that includes works by artists 31 Down, Abe Linkoln and Marisa Olson, Angel Nevarez and Alex Rivera, NYSAE (New York Society for Acoustic Ecology), Jim Punk, and Leslie Sharpe. The featured projects employ new media tools to address the theme of wireless transmission.


Rrose AsCii morse Code

The looping web-based video Rrose AsCii morse Code holds a single, still shot of a portrait of Rrose Sélavy, the feminine alter ego of Marcel Duchamp. Appearing at first to be a simple black and white drawing on paper, the portrait gradually reveals itself to be rendered not in ink but in the programming format AsCii (the American Standard Code for Information Interchange). As the portrait quavers in front of the camera, a morse code translation of the lines of AsCii code it is written in is steadily tapped out. Drawing on Duchampian plays on authorship and originality, Rrose AsCii morse Code evokes contested and timely issues of aesthetic creation and copyright online.



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