Unerasable Characters I-III, by Winnie Soon 2020-2022. The project collects censored posts from Weibo, China’s biggest social media platform, and produces various output with it. The book is generative but unreadable and asks the question: is this book illegal? Unerasable Characters II displays censored posts on a grid for as long as they were online at Weibo. Unerasable Characters III is an interactive web piece that shows unreadable renditions of censored posts made during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Sonya Rapoport’s Shoe Field exhibition (1982/85/89). 76 people’s feelings about their shoes plotted on a huge ASCII map, constructed with physics software. The circles on the floor are also visualizations of shoe feeelings. Video documentation and more at her website. Also see Artsy and a very interesting article at artinprint.