Some posts back I’d featured some images created by the remnant marks left from a month’s use of a computer mouse. At the time, the cacophony caused by my internet use had blurred my memory of where I’d originally seen the work, and more importantly whose work it was. I hope I can mitigate my forgetfulness by bringing forth the work of JK Keller who along with Keetra Dean Dixon perform their various design interventions on our world.
The images I’ve chosen show the reworking of the common almost ubiquitous security envelopes used most commonly by banks. These data protection patterns are constructed to conceal the information held within the envelope and come in many variations. Keller and Dean Dixon’s work act as digital (they are laser cut) craft interventions to reveal the contents in an almost erotic if not pornographic way.
Interestingly I’d recently witnessed Henry Urbach’s commission and curation of the work J. MAYER H the German based architect whose practice draws it’s conceptual life-force from these patterns at the SFMoMA.