This work is both an installation piece and a record of live writing performances at prestigious museum and gallery spaces that runs in your browser to provide an approximation of the experience. “Plaintext Performance” lends itself to be displayed as an ambient piece, and I would recommend dedicating a screen (the larger the better) to let this scroll and command a good portion of your field of vision and attention. Informed by vast knowledge of computing, networks, code, English, French, ASCII art, net.art and more, this piece does not require you to understand everything in it. Its effect is cumulative, rewarding your attention with snippets of legibility, art, and moments of clarity.
Featured in Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2.