Raquel Meyers

Raquel Meyers is a Spanish artist defining her practice as KYBDslöjd "mecanografía expandida" (transl. expanded typing). Raquel describes her practice as "a manual skill with a keyboard" that materializes text by typing characters beyond the screen. It questions our relationship with technology and crosses the boundaries of mere arbitrary intervention. Simultaneously, it draws from and refers to typewriting, concrete poetry, computer art subculture called demoscene, and brutalism.

The typewriter contributes to the execution, while poetry contributes to a system, a brutal language that requires learning. In a digital era, no one is free from paradoxes. Raquel works with the so-called obsolete technologies like Commodore 64, Teletext, typewriters, embroidery, and fax. Since 2004 her work has been shown in art centers, galleries, and festivals worldwide.