Today’s cities overflow with slogans, advertisements, and announcements; they are in constant conversation with their inhabitants. Suzanne Treister’s colorful notices blur boundaries between object, text, and image, resembling the experiments of Dadaists and Futurists who liberated texts from the limits of narration and linearity. They also subtly echo the style of visual poetry, in which the arrangement of elements is more important than carrying meaning.
Public Notices employ buzzwords of contemporary digital culture and add further absurd overtones by combining originally paper-based experiments with digitally saturated realities. In this way, the piece comments succinctly on the expansion of artistic media and historical changes in urban communication.
Shown at Seasons of Media Arts – City of Participative Visions (2019).
Time: 08.08.2019 – 15.09.2019
Location: Substage, Alter Schlachthof