Ines Cox: Save
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, 2019
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Ines Cox’s latest project, a book titled SAVE, is the culmination of a two-year research period at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. During this time she explored our relationships with technology, focusing particularly on the designer’s perspective and the reciprocal nature of the interaction with their computer. To do this, she consciously observed, documented and imitated the aesthetics that appeared on her own screen, generated by the computer and its software.
“In the book I try to protagonise the volatile and seemingly unimportant steps of the digital (working) process and reveal them as printed matter,” she explains. “I present them as an associative string of screenshots that tell a story where (graphic) characters and quotes (transcribed from the computer) become part of a particular choreography.” By collecting these “visual souvenirs” of her digital actions, which take the forms of photographs, designs, words, drawings and prints, they become “vehicles with which to communicate about our time and formats to suggest narratives on the universe we inhabit.”