A Text Machine (color recap)

“A text machine” is made by compressing messenger conversations that took place between two language animals in the timespan of several months into one day. I discard the date information and sort the sent text chronologically based on its hour-minute-second timestamp. Selected text in this small box shares the same timestamp.

Wittgenstein believes that “Language is a labyrinth of paths” and the meaning of words is “its use in the language” - “a language game”. I am particularly interested in how words take or proclaim its meaning within a certain context and how context-based linguistic equivocation and uncertainty rise new horizons for understanding poetry and artistic acts.

In this recap, I want to explore how colours and its attached emotions could convey meanings. Texts are therefore translated and transformed into an abstraction of colours based on its original interpretations.