Arno Beck — Likespeed
58,4 x 46,2 cm
Another artistic approach, following the same thought process and motivation, is a series of typewriter drawings. This body of work is rooted in the same search for an analog translation of digital imagery. In this series, the drawings are achieved by typing on an old-fashioned manual typewriter. Beck types these motives line by line on Japanese paper, using different letters and symbols, that create a variety of different brightness values. On closer inspection, those works remind of binary codes, emphasizing the connection to the imagery from the digital world. He depicts landscapes on an almost photographic level and includes elements from low resolution computer games. By combining those layers he manages to fuse two completely different display modes into a seamless unity.