Jean Shin
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Key Promises, 2006

In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

Computer command key caps: enter, clear, space, backspace, pause/break, control, shift, alt/option, return, home, esc, end

46 linear feet

Installation at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, 2007

By isolating and transforming ordinary computer command keys, the artist creates playful, concrete poetry. Removed from the keyboard and placed onto the wall, the command keys repeat such words as “control”, “pause”, “home”, “escape” and “end.” Viewers are invited to ponder the various meanings and associations of these found words. The keycaps construct a path, while leading the viewer through the architecture of the gallery.

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