No pretext, no effect, no message: microwave identifies an international group of artists who deliberately reduce their movements and expressive media.

These artists imperceptibly move their fingertips to create works of precision and minimal displacement in a quasi-monochromatic context: syntheses and syntactics that recall the reductionism of genetic maps or binary codes. But this intimacy doesn’t require mouse or keyboard, it is a dialogue of fingertips: art positively digital.

The works stand on the borderline between drawing, knitting and writing. A meticulous discipline of the close-up at the antipodes of the instantaneous and the remote control.

(microwave, one, catalogue, 123 Watts, 1999)