Empty Words, 2008, Jürg Lehni & Alex Rich
X/Y cutter, Apple TV, display, keyboard, paper
In 2005, together with Jonathan Hares, a pair of drilled posters were made as a contribution to The Free Library, curated by Mark Owens. This prompted the exploration of possibile methods of mechanised production. Using a standard CNC plotter, a rotated LCD display, an TV, and a software interface, Empty Words cuts each dot of the poster in sequence at a controlled speed.
Similar to a Linotype machine, the resulting device became a tool for the production of text works, used by both ourselves and the general public.
The software interface is archived online at: