our signage has once again been updated! this time using velcro to attach small time slots to the board in a modular fashion. The times made by cutout vinyl stickers, making use of both the positive and negative vinyl.
New signage is up outside of our door, hopefully to match the wonderful new xyz lab signs leading to the laser cutter and cnc router room in the East building. It's a little rough, but shows the seams that the ultrasonic welder can make...and hopefully answers any questions new visitors might have!
By cutting an image into quarters, you can make much larger images. With careful registration, the border between each piece can be seamless. Ashley Kreidler embroidered one of her drawings using this method. She embroidered it onto thin fabric that she had printed with various textures.
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: