Tekstom(l)at is a real-time generated animation which randomly selects parts of a text and forms them in a sentence without punctuation marks and without an end. Lines of words are composed in the manner of a newspaper cutting collage. When a new line is formed, the others move one space up. In this way, Tekstom(l)at through a deconstruction of a text and its meaning eliminates chronology and provides new meanings, forming a textual space which provides a home to words free of prejudices about their meaning, determining their position and thereby creating and constructing confusion. Within the context of the contemporary information and communication era, Tekstom(l)at, through manipulation, relativises information and creates space for potential new understanding and consequently establishes a link between text as an event and external, empirical processes of non-linear reading and thinking. For the Zig Zag exhibition within the City of Women Festival held in the Škuc Gallery, Rica & Čadež will deal in the animation with texts from feminist theory – transfeminism, posthumanism and performing arts. (Lina Rica, Boštjan Čadež)
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Škuc Gallery.