(2003, digital work, projected/screened, running time 2min, Infinite)
This piece animates the words taken from the “meta” tags of various pornography sites. Meta tags are the lists of words placed inside web pages that define the content of that site for categorization when search engines spider or examine the site as it is placed in the search database. When strung together as I have done here they make for a furious Tourette’s like burst of sex words. Each one dances according to a script I have written and is randomly assigned a bright color – in deference to the common design language of the sites from which the words come. The cursive font used to display the words is Duchamp’s handwriting as seems only fitting for a piece that is more about the problems of fulfilled sexual union and the repetition of thought about sex.