Wires

Wires examines the subversive means by which email solicitors use narrative to undermine spam filters. Because of the way in which the filters analyze sentence structures, a narrative excerpt can be randomly added to a commercial email, which will in turn automatically be regarded by the filter as a non-soliciting message and be allowed to pass through.  Wires’s photographs of cable lines from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States act as a metaphor for our communications-saturated landscape. The diverse emails superimposed over the photographs interupt the landscapes to form a totally nonsensical narrative threading throughout the work.

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Images were taken in and around the following locations:

Amman, Jordan
Berlin, Germany
Bloomington, Indiana
Chicago, Illinois
Columbus, Ohio
Damascas, Syria
Huntington, West Virginia
Rostock, Germany
San Francisco, California

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