Plusses and Minuses, 2009

Artist-written software installed on Art Palace Gallery’s website.

The work uses web server-based software to insert a random number of + and – characters into every page on the gallery’s website. By inserting these characters between “<!–” and “–>”, the web browser will consider these “—-+-+—-” as comments only viewable when using “View source” functionality.

When resizing the window, the + and – characters create a moire effect and blur that offers and interesting visual experience. The work references fences, walls, and hidden codes.