Re: [-empyre-] genre when it suits


> We wanted to make something small -- not for aesthetic but for
> practical, economic reasons, because it seemed cheaper: no studio, no
> materials except for a computer, a dial-up connection, a Flash program and a
> Web domain. 

I had a question for Young-hae and Marc about typography and Flash, and do
you have any thoughts on the relationship your work to the forms of web
design that are usually associated with Flash technology's development?
(e.g. the crowd).

To give my own thoughts: It seems to me that the artificial constraint of
the old-school terminal style typeface, counterposed to clearly identifiable
(parodic?) genres of type manipulation, writing, and audio, generate the
reflexivity which allows it to be viewed as art, by withholding from the
viewer the typographic significations that would generate "complete
immersion". thus the works require the user to acknowledge their role in
"completing" the work in a visual-affective sense. I find it interesting to
think about how a work like "Dakota" might look if given the kind of diverse
typographic (or even just colour)  treatment that would come intuitively to
the average designer. It obviously wouldn't be as striking for the
additional sensory information. But I wonder if you think/talk about these
explicit distinctions in that way.

(I'd also like to hear from art historians on yhchang in the context of
text and modernist conceptual art - or am i barking up a wrong tree here?



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