José Andrés Mora’s scrolling text work at Silver Platter Contemporary Art Projects displays looping excerpts from a voice that delivers messages, news, and bits of conversations to passers-by and residents of a small neighbourhood in Roncesvalles, Toronto. The text crawls around a cube-shaped box that is visible from street level. While the cube’s shape makes the text legible from different angles, it also restricts the number of characters visible at one time. Using only capital letters and no punctuation, the cadence and rhythm in the written voice changes based on the spaces between words and the scrolling text speed.
Messages change sometime in the afternoon, and become visible in evening.
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Mora often works with created or appropriated video, audio, and transcribed conversations. Using loops, projections, monitors, speakers, and interactive technology, Mora currently reworks source material into public installations and video pieces.
José Andrés Mora studied visual arts in Capilano University (2008, Vancouver, Canada) before attending the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design (2010, Halifax, Canada). Mora obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from NSCAD in 2013 and currently lives and works as an artist in Toronto, Canada.
Interview with Ania Romaniak, INK NOIR, December 16 2013