TLTRNW

2016

What: Exhibition ‘Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self’ curated by Jesse Van Oosten and Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk with Kate Cooper, Momu & No Es, Alexandra Navratil, Anni Puolacca & Jenna Sutela, Miloš Trakilović, Maki Ueda, Anna Zett and myself. 
Where: TENT Rotterdam 

TLTRNW (Too Long To Read And Write) is a thought experiment. In an exploration of stenography (shorthand) and the relationship between new technology and compressed forms of language, I propose a new breed of language for the future. ICT has brought an increasing abbreviation, condensation and fragmentation of language: internet slang, texting, twittering and emoticons are all new forms of shorthand. TLTRNW also relates stenography as shorthand to stenography as a means of concealing information and speculates on its use as a tactic to protect our online identities.

For the full work explanation, watch the supplementary video piece descibing it: Subtitling TLTRNW

The work is made up of four 2 meter long vinyl stickers interluded by 3 videoes made with the help of Mihail Bakalov as cinematographer.

Photo credits:
Image 1: Sander van Wettum
Image 8: Aad Hoogendoorn
Image 2, 3, 4, 9, 10: Lotte Stekelenburg