Moira Ness: What Remains (2017)

Her absence fills the spring
Her absence fills the room
You follow her absence around the room

A 4-dimensional absence
You follow her absence around and around and around
Her absence follows your eyes around the room

A repeated absence, the same room
(I follow your absence around the room)
You follow her absence and you find yourself alone in the room

I follow your absence around the room, repeating
You follow her absence around your life
I follow your absence through the spring

Her absence leaks into cyclical time
The slow walk around the room with her absence
Nothing in the room except her absence

Your absence is watching me
Your absence sees me watching
Your absence remains with me

With an obsession for personal documentation I have kept a detailed daily account of my online life in now discontinued or steadily fading online social media platforms(Twitter, MSN Messenger Chat Logs, Blogger, etc.). I select passages from these platforms and submit them into a repetition text-based algorithm. This algorithm selects, at random, text ranging from single words to four consecutive words. It deconstructs the inputted text in this pattern, providing a collection of disjointed paragraphs, which I then decipher. I select stand out phrases/word patterns and use these as the base for creating my piece titles and accompanying writing. The end result is an entirely new interpretation of words written in the past, during a time when the words had completely different connotations. In this new presentation the words are repurposed, creating a forced cycle of repetition.