Typewriter Art, Series of three
by Kyle Flemmer
Produced on a 1940 Remington Rand Deluxe Model 5, base currency is a series of concrete or visual poems (loosely classified as 'typewriter art') by Blasted Tree author and editor Kyle Flemmer. Each of the three parts works within constraints imposed by the analog machine, both the typographic symbols built into the keyboard and the grid-like impressions of their stamp upon the page, to investigate the social and political significance of currency. The documents were then scanned and reproduced using digital technologies to make a limited number of copies. By processing a so-called 'outmoded' communications aesthetic through the filter of modern consumer electronics, Flemmer seeks to graph the unchanging premises of our economic system: the consolidation of wealth, the impact of money on politics, and the stratification of social classes. 20 numbered and signed prints of each part have been produced on quality card stock, and the series is available now from The Blasted Tree's Store.