Text Rain

  • Camille Utterback, Romy Achituv, Text Rain, 1999, interactive digital installation, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1999, Romy Achituv and Camille Utterback, Museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum, 2015.14

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Text Rain is a ground breaking interactive artwork that explores the correspondence between language and the body. The projection activates a living space of simultaneous reflection and activation as participants engage with animated type from the poem “Talk, You” by Evan Zimroth. Jumbling the language of visual representation with the dynamics of spectatorship and interactivity, Text Rain draws attention to the symbolic codes embedded in our machines, further compounding the spaces we inhabit both virtually and physically. Reading the text places viewers in unusual positions and creates figures of speech that locate the sensation of a work of art within one’s physical experience.

Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015
Text Rain
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum

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interactive digital installation
  • Figure group
  • Object – letter
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