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CMYK
2014

Boustrophedon is an ancient form of writing that uses a bidirectional text. In Greek, the name means “to turn” because the hand of the writer moves back and forth like the ox that draws the plough back and forth across a field. In weaving, one uses thread to construct a surface using the same motion.

In CMYK, string is woven back and forth across four frames to create four screens. The screens are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black: the building blocks of a specific color language used in printing. Together, these four colors can be used to communicate infinite visual possibilities. When the viewer occupies a specific vantage point in front of these screens, all four align to create one image. However, the image deconstructs when experienced in space. When the viewer moves, the image pixelates, and one's attention is called to the four discrete planes it is made of, as well as the activated moiré where the screens overlap. The moiré functions as a marker of the body’s movement as the image breaks apart, its mechanism revealed.