Pierre Manzoni

The Art of Potential

I’m exploring the idea of potential in digital objects. Today’s technology will inevitably become obsolete. When it does (completely), it will be full of information, without the technology surrounding it, leaving us unable to access it.

Manzoni’s Merde and Line capture this idea. Using older technology (a line/paper) makes it a time capsule that will be always accessible (presuming it's in there), however opening it will render it worthless.