News by Jürg Lehni & Alex Rich

Published by Nieves (2011)
24 Pages, 19.5 x 25.5 cm, Paperback

The Speed-i-Jet, a mobile pen-printer manufactured by Reiner (Germany), is a device built around an industrial inkjet cartridge/printing head. With its clumsy user interface and 30 character maximum capacity, this charming parasitical product prompted the discussion of possible uses for such a device. Together with the curatorial staff of the institution, daily news headlines were selected and transferred onto the devices. Holding and moving the device like a pen, visitors could experience the writing of texts to which the author is ambiguous. The headlines were collected during Things to Say at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, 2009.