Yutie Lee
Ekstase 123


Includes 7% red. MWST
Delivery Time: ca. 5 Werktage
42 × 29.7 cm

In “Ekstase 123” Lee combines fictional and historical stories of three iconic female figures who have dealt with the theme of coding in very different ways: The writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) dealt with the linguistic indivisibility of pain in her dream notatas from 1962 to 1966; Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), known primarily as an actress, invented an encrypted radio remote control during the Second World War, which is used in today’s Bluetooth devices, and the abbess, universal scholar, composer and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) developed her own writing and language.

The artist’s publication is based on the so-called “litterae ignotae”. These are 23 secret letters invented by Hildegard von Bingen, from which Yutie Lee developed a digital font, supplemented by ten stylistically modified Chinese symbols as numbers.
(Tomke Braun)