Is there love in the telematic embrace?
This work is a series of physical quanta or voxels - discrete magnetic blocks of art material - that particpants can use to create content on metal screens.
The work is a physical response to the following quote:
‘In the context of telematic systems and the issue of content and meaning, the parallel shift in art of the status of “observer” to that of “participator” is demonstrated clearly if in accounts of the quantum principle we substitute “data” for “quanta”.’
Roy Ascott, in ‘Is There Love in the Telematic Embrace?’ 1991.