“Qwerty”

Canogar, Daniel
“Qwerty”

QWERTY shows the keys of a discarded keyboard recovered from a recycling centre. A projection falls with precision on the keys and seems to give new life to the old keyboard. As tools of communication with the outside world, and as repositories of many of our thoughts, we acquire a very intimate relationship with our keyboards. I try to reveal memories, both personal and collective, that seem to be trapped in keyboards, memories of a time in which the keys had a completely functional life.

The work explores the way that language appears to have a life of its own that at times escapes us and at other times serves as a precise tool for the communication of thoughts. Other questions that we consider are the constructed nature of language and the incendiary potential of the word as a means for profound social change.

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