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digital mapping performance

By Rhizome


a live performance illustrating the digital mapping process normally occuring within a computer.

an ASCII version of Marcel Proust's novel A la Recherche du Temps Perdu is recoded into zeros & ones & then read by 2 performers alternately (one is reading the zeros, the other one the ones). the 3rd person is a CPU, as she interprets the zeros & ones with the aid of an ASCII allocation table, cuts out the corresponding letter from the prepared sheets & turns it over to Display, who sticks it onto the wall panel. after 8 hours of performance about 250 characters are processed.

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