Postcard from Tunis

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Description

Artist Statement
Postcard from Tunis is not an objective documentary (if such a thing actually exists). Instead, it's a playful, artistic exploration of writing: its histories, its inscriptions, its relationships with pictures and its relevance to the human-computer interface. This is set in a very personal, audiovisual portrait of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. This is a city and culture that I love, and the home of my former family-in-law. I programmed the unique interface so that it echoes an actual visit, where you can't help learning a few Tunisian words and with time, maybe starting to read written Arabic. Although it was designed for adults, children have shown a strong affinity with the CD-ROM and the interface is bilingual in English and French.
Source of Artist Statement

Creator

Pryor,Sally

Date

1999

Rights

Copyright Sally Pryor. The copyright of images posted on the ADELTA Website belongs to third parties and is included on this website by permission from copyright holders. Apart from any use permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (including fair dealing) the images may not be downloaded, adapted, remixed, printed, emailed, stored in a cache or otherwise reproduced without the written permission from the copyright holder.

Genre

Interactive multimedia

Platform

CD ROM

Citation

Pryor,Sally, “Postcard from Tunis,” ADELTA, accessed April 23, 2024, http://sstars.ws/items/show/162.