Works in category e-mail (3)
Poem for Echelon
'Poem for Echelon' creates different visual-textual structures and randomly inserts key words that Echelon, big internet spy infrastructure is capturing around the internet. User can copy-paste the text and send it in e-mail. Echelon my sensor this poem and have some extra unnecessary work. Goal of such action is protest against invading in people private communication by intelligence service also without reason.
User can on the other hand enjoy visual-textual esthetic of the poem. Poem refer to visual poetry, ascii art, conceptual art and nonviolent form of protest known as sit-in.
E-poem in form of emails, using subject, e-mail body and fake e-mail addresses of the sender as part of the project content. In Slovene only.
After visitor entered its e-mail address, 20 e-mails were sent to its e-mail.
As email addresses were fake the received e-mails seemed to arrive from 20 Slovene corporations that were among the most visible ones at the time. But instead of expected commercial message or spam the poem was sent.
Assuming that e-mails were displayed by the date and time, a poem appeared in the subject lines of the received e-mails.
Next to the verse in the subject line there was a verse of the poem also in the body of e-mail. Next to 'linear' reading of the poem through subject lines the reading of the poem could be 'changed' by the verse from the opened e-mail. Another way to read the poem was just to take a verse/subject line in combination with the verse in the body of email.
Due to spam issues of the mail server the work is no longer active.
Am I net artist?
September 2000 - December 2000Whom to ask If one is a net artist? The URL of the work was submitted to different search engines/indexes containing the category of art. Some submissions were successful, some were not.