Claire L. Evans
2001 100011
Photo © Claire L. Evans

Claire L. Evans
*1984 in Swindon (GB), lives and works in Los Angeles (US)

»2001 100011«
2011, screenplay,
21,6 × 27,9 cm

 

»2001 100011« is a faithful translation of the entire script of Stanley Kubrick’s »2001: A Space Odyssey« (1968) into binary code. Presented in the standard screenplay format – 8.5 × 11 inches (21,6 × 27,9 cm), three-hole punched – its 419 pages are unintelligible to both human and machine readers. As such, »2001 100011« is an impossible object occupying the liminal zone between humans and computers. The book reflects the artist’s opinion that Kubrick’s film is a tragic allegory about the impossibility of true communication between two parties, when each holds what the other lacks.

Photo © Claire L. Evans