Raquel Meyers


FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Led Show
Electronic Language International Festival

Live Type In Animation made on Commodore 64 with PETSCII (KYBDslöjd) by Raquel Meyers.
Music by Niklas Ström & Code by Johan Kotlinski. [THE OWL], the harbinger of what is yet to come.

She defines her practice as KYBDslöjd [mecanografía expandida], whose significance can be defined roughly as ”manual skill with a keyboard” that materializes the text characters and the typing on a keyboard beyond the screen to question our relationship with the technology. It is not a mere arbitrary intervention. It is based on and refers to the typewriter, Concrete Poetry, Demoscene and Brutalism. The typewriter contributes to the execution, while poetry contributes to a system, a brutal language that should be learnt. We live in a digital era and no one is free from paradoxes. She works with the so-called obsolete technologies like Commodore 64, Teletext, Typewriters, Embroidery or Fax.