Keyboards, lambda prints, acrylic, MDF
202.4 x 102 x 78.9cm
Three office keyboards lie side by side in a museum display cabinet. We can't touch them - they are stand-alone art objects. The keys of each of the three keyboards are all printed with the letters A, B, and C respectively. As devices through which we can record our thoughts and communicate meaning, they are defunct. Above each keyboard lies a print - each one printed with a different symbol. The 'symbol' represents the 'letter' printed on the accompanying keyboard within the International Code of Signals. Ships use these signals at sea to communicate to one another. In the context of a contemporary art gallery they perhaps more readily reference colour field painting? Presented as art, tools and languages which enable two-way communication become static objects that surrender to our interpretations.