書と非書の際(際)On the Border of Sho and Non Sho

Click on this link to see images of the show

展覧会のイメージはこちらです:

Here’s the link to my artwork:

私の作品はこちらです:

The comment is only in Japanese. Here is English:

Binary Code Calligraphy on Bamboo Slips

We are living through a digital revolution. Writing, once executed by human hand with  brush or pen is now almost all done by computer.  The translation of  script into computer fonts depends on each letter being represented in its own unique binary form of 0 and 1   

In my work I have used my own binary code for SHO.These three codes are repeated over and over.

S=  01010011     _  _ __    _  _  __   _  _   _  _  __  __

H=  01001000     _  _   __    _  _   _  _     __     _  _    _  _    _  _

O=  01001111     _  _    __     _  _      _  _    __     __      __      __

It is written on drift bamboo I picked up at the beach.  Before paper was used for calligraphy, bamboo and wooden slips were the main media for written documents.

The work combines the most recent developments in Sho art with one of the oldest surfaces used for the art form.

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