Inattention. Teletext Thoughts on the Midlife Crises of Digital Revolution Raquel Meyers (2019)

With a teletext character we can build everything we want without falling into excess, an open-ended form of defiance against reassurance. The tyranny of the “easy to use” and immediate gratification are just dissuasive tactics that are taking us into the dump and toward boredom. We live in the digital age and there is nobody who can be free of paradoxes, but the apocalypse is not about to come.


Raquel Meyers
Spanish artist who defines her practice as KYBDslöjd (Drawing/Crafting by Typing). A brutalist storytelling about technology and keystrokes using C64, Teletext, and typewriters. Frame-by-frame and glyph-by-glyph, we descend into a jagged wonderland where time stands still and chaos reigns.