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23rd Art Division Jury Selections

Last Words / TypeTrace

Media installation

dividual inc. (Dominique CHEN / ENDO Takumi) [France / Japan]


Artists asked members of the general public to contribute “10-minute last words” on an anonymous basis within a timeframe of 10 minutes. TypeTrace software enabled their processes of typing in the texts to be recorded and reproduced in detail for continuous replay on 24 wall-mounted displays as well as on TypeTrace-linked keyboards. Participants ranging in age from teenagers to nonagenarians had contributed 2,105 statements as of October 2, 2019.