Gabrielle de Vietri CAPTCHA

Melbourne artist Gabrielle de Vietri combed the Internet in search of CAPTCHAs, those meaningless passwords we type in to prove we are human. She collected dozens of them and wrote stories with them, which she presents as videos. CAPTCHA has four chapters, including an account of a journey to Medarkma and a steamy love story, with Desmodowe hankering for his beloved Siseelley.

Art Exhibition previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Australia.
From Saturday 16 June 2012 to Friday 20 July 2012

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Published by Institute of Modern Art on Wednesday 20 June 2012.
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If you didn’t know that CAPTCHAs were used, you could easily imagine that the stories were written in jargon or using foreign-language terms. De Vietri’s CAPTCHA reveals how context, intonation, and background music can prompt us to read meaning into meaningless words.