Kinesics of Letters (2020)

Face mask overlapping with urban graffiti wall

This project includes four video letters sent during the lockdown in spring 2020. The letters combine video and text art. The video letters merge spaces we live in and experiential states of mind.

The form develops from the slow rhythm of spring towards a more normal and hectic everyday life with questioning if the common normal is the state we want to return to.

Kinesics of Letters mixes the tradition of handwritten letters to animated and mixed aesthetics of modern communication. Text animations are made with p5.js coding and video editing.

This project is following the tradition of text and poem art in the way example Paul Sharits did it with Word Movie in 1966.


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