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.
Images were taken in and around the following locations:
Huntington, West Virginia
San Francisco, California