‘Inattention’ is a #Teletext based animation made at the Residency Irudika 2020 and, it was finished in confinement on May 3rd, 2020, in Angoulême. The residency at La Maison des Auteurs was for 3 weeks but lockdown made me stayed for 3 months in an apartment without wifi. The animation was made using the open-source offline version of the Teletext editor edit.tf made by Simon Rawles, to create all the graphic elements in teletext format *.EP1.
Vimeo_ https://vimeo.com/414451933

For Piksel20 my proposal is to present all the work done with teletext for the animation in the original format using a Raspberry Pi as a Teletext Inserter to create the signal and Teletext System where the audience will use the remote control to go through all the pages.

As an additional content for the project, I propose aTeletext workshop. The teletext editor is available online / offline. The result will be new teletext pages, making Inattention an expanded project.

Raquel Meyers (ES, 1977)
Raquel Meyers is a Spanish artist who defines her practice KYBDslöjd (mecanografía expandida) whose significance can be defined roughly as that materializes the text characters and the typing on a keyboard beyond the screen and questions our parasitic relationship with the technology. It is not a mere arbitrary intervention. It is based on and refers to the typewriter, Concrete Poetry, Demoscene and Brutalism. The typewriter contributes to the execution, while poetry contributes to a system, a brutal language that should be learnt. The characters are used without ornament like concrete in brutalist architecture, capturing the spirit and the contradictions of its time. She belongs to a generation which, above all, has been electrocuted by technologies. Irony and Cynicism seem to have taken us to a precarious state: acceptance and resignation. The tyranny of easy to use and immediate satisfaction are just deterrence methods that are bringing us to the dump and to boredom. We live in a digital era and no one is free from paradoxes. She works with the so-called obsolete technologies like Commodore 64, Teletext, Typewriters or Fax.