Angela Silver

Through the discourse of conceptual art, I engage with and reactivate lapsed artifacts of writing technology. The objects I retool and reorder are the outdated paraphernalia of our communication systems, moribund writing tools and their technologies. I examine these obsolescent objects as a method of exploring the gap between our tools of communication, conventional language structure and corporeal experience.

My visual arts practice verges on the archeological. In restructuring the tangible ephemera of our material cultures objects of writing, the work obliquely explores designed obsolescence. From the intimate to the infrastructural, from closets to landfills, we are hemmed in and engulfed by the debris of our outdated tools, the technological “abandon ware” of our implements of communication. These evocative relics are simultaneously forensic evidence of our relentless impulse to communicate and a notation on technological morbidity.