Codes and Ciphers

2013, telegraphic codebooks, post-it notes

"Codes And Ciphers" focuses essentially on the questioning of transience and emotional foundations of the existing communication patterns. Basing on "The ABC Universal Commercial Telegraphic Code" I developed a series of poems consisting of sentences, which used to be coded into the telegrams sent in international trade. Those sentences, taken out of its commercial context, are located in different places in the books and marked by various colored paper strips. In order to decipher each poem, one has to follow the color code.

codes and ciphers, one night only, installation, nina adelajda olczak
Installation view - One Night Only Gallery, Zürich
codes and ciphers, one night only, installation, nina adelajda olczak, book, telegraph
Detail - telegraphic code book, post-it notes, One Night Only Gallery, Zürich
codes and ciphers, one night only, installation, nina adelajda olczak, book, telegraph
Installation view - One Night Only Gallery, Zürich
codes and ciphers, one night only, installation, nina adelajda olczak, book, telegraph
Detail - telegraphic code book, post-it notes, One Night Only Gallery, Zürich
codes and ciphers, one night only, installation, nina adelajda olczak, book, telegraph
Detail - telegraphic code book, post-it notes, One Night Only Gallery, Zürich
codes and ciphers, one night only, installation, nina adelajda olczak, book, telegraph
Exhibition poster, One Night Only Gallery in Zürich, 2013.