The Printing of Every Text Message We Sent Each Other Since 2007 (2011) Dot matrix printer, Processing software by Peter Vasil, plinth. Dimensions and time variable. installation shot Tracing Mobility Photo: Manuel Reinartz
For the exhibition Tracing Mobility at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Belasco & New commissioned Peter Vasil to make some software that printed every text message the artists had sent each other in the five year period from the start of 2007 until the opening of the exhibition. The software was set to map the real-time frequency of the text messages onto the duration the exhibition was open for. The piece ran all day and night for the 3 week duration of the exhibition. The paper was left to concertina on the floor behind the dot matrix printer for the visitor to look through.
Installation view with The Printing of Every Text Message We Sent Each Other Since 2007 in the foreground and The Re-drawing of Everywhere We’ve Been in Berlin Since 2007 in the background. Photo: Manuel Reinartz
This work is related to Every Text Message We Sent Each Other in 2011, made for Belasco & New’s solo exhibition at Art Laboratory Berlin