In her 1924 paper, 'Mr Bennet and Mrs Brown,' Virginia Woolf proclaimed that in order for a novel to be interesting, it must express its characters. It must stray from the British, 'clumsy, verbose and undramatic' form that had evolved up until the turn of the century. Fiction, she argued, had shifted from thematic to formal. I believe that Woolf's mantras are beautifully, but subtly, embodied in Peter Horvath's latest work, 'Intervals', commissioned by turbulence.org. The network is used as a portal into this net.art piece, where there's no questioning his unique and provocative use of the browser as a cinematic tool for character-based vignettes. Windows as prosceniums, curtains and keyholes paint pictures of uncanny personalities, asking us to re-member alongside a narrative that may or may not be at the tip of our own tongues. - nathaniel stern
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