Typing (2014), taken from Cheang's piece, Baby Work (2012), converts a web interface that appears as a patchwork of alternating circuit boards into a hypermedia work. Baby Work is a performative installation in which keyboards are stripped to the membrane, keys are detached and reinstalled by the viewing public. Typing is a recent capture of Baby Work's web simulation created exclusively for Sedition. In Typing multi-channel sound is randomly retrieved and composed as the 3D rendered keys appear and disappear one after another, until a shower of keys fills the screen entirely. All the while indecipherable sequences of electronic sound bytes and discordant jingles, chime in to create an increasingly dissonant soundtrack, which closes dramatically with a sharp note denoting the end of everything.

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Typingby Shu Lea Cheang

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