DISEMBODIED INTIMACY I - Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (2006)


galvanized steel
recycled motherboards
tin solder
miscellaneous hardware.

30 x 36 inches


For some time now I have been fascinated by the cyber dimension of our existence, in which ‘reality’ exists as an endless stream of ones and zeros - all meaning suspended in phosphorous binary.

I found a binary code translator on the internet, and decided to enter the inspired words of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous love sonnets: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day. The result was an avalanche of ones and zeros. This bewildering experience made me ponder the many relationships that ‘materialize’ in binary code only...

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day is a whimsical exploration of a cyber romance passionately pulsating from motherboard to motherboard.



© 2008 helma sawatzky – updated in june 2010