News

Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich, News

Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich, News
Softcover, 24 pp., offset 1/1, 195 x 255 mm
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-3-905714-94-4
Published by Nieves

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The Speed-i-Jet, a mobile pen-printer manufactured by Reiner (Germany), is a device built around an industrial inkjet cartridge / printing head. With its clumsy user interface and 30 character maximum capacity, this charming parasitical product prompted the discussion of possible uses for such a device. Together with the curatorial staff of the institution, daily news headlines were selected and transferred onto the devices. Holding and moving the device like a pen, visitors could experience the writing of texts to which the author is ambiguous.

The headlines were collected during Things to Say at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, 14 February — 12 April, 2009.