Wonderful Render Me

Completed: 2012

Details: Semen on gampi paper. Helvetica Neue Light (iPhone iOS 4)

The SMS series explores the intersections of language and physicality expressed in digital texts. The texts are precisely transcribed in semen on delicate Gampi rice paper in the 3G iOS Helvetica Neue Light typeface.   The series concretizes the fleeting texts,  exploring prosaic intimacy and the immediate yet inadequate nature of SMS messaging. I focused on texts that suffered in translation, or that grappled to express physical desire.  This series recalls my childhood instruction on Catholic “ejaculations,” short prayers uttered as spontaneously expressions of need or devotion.