The screen's blue light fades off and on between stanzas.

The screen's blue light fades off and on between stanzas.

The LCD becomes difficult to read off-axis (vertically speaking).

The LCD becomes difficult to read off-axis (vertically speaking).

What is it?

“Blurred Words” shows a series of three-line poems, which resemble “word ladders” of slowly transitioning words. These writings reflect on social media and the internet, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ever-increasing pressure to present a persona online.

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Its LCD screen is set in a custom-milled barnwood frame—the product of a milling mishap. The wood frame of “Blurred Words” is stabilized with acid-free PVA. Its supporting custom circuitry is concealed in recesses on the back.

“Blurred Words” should be installed at eyeline, as its LCD becomes difficult to read off-axis (vertically speaking).

Its electric-blue LCD is a very bright, saturated blue, which is not fully reflected in the video shown here.

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