Animation, text message
Text is an animation that was sent by the artist to one person through an instant messaging service. The piece includes a message that reads « I Love You » surrounded by sparkling pixels. Philippe Safire captures the ephemeral moment when the artwork was experienced—when his partner received it on the device. Text was designed for a single viewer, but the audience is subsequently enlarged upon. Safire explores the numerous ways to distribute art made with digital tools and how it might engage the public, an intimate group, or a sole individual.