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By Joan Lyons
Rochester, New York: Joan Lyons, 2013. Open edition.
85 x 5"; 24 pages. Indigo digital printing. Saddle sewn. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Joan Lyons: "Using the notes app I typed blindly allowing my so-smart phone to do the writing. Since the spirits have recently moved to cyberspace, here is Automatic Writing for the 21st century."
Introduction: "Automatic writing or psychography is text which the writer claims to be produced from a subconscious as well as a spiritualist practice in which spirits were believed to take control of the hand of a medium.
"When I began to use the tiny keyboard of a smartphone, my clumsy fingering defaulted to the all-knowing spellcheck which did not hesitate to anticipate the intended text. What about the unintended text? Using the notes app I began to type blindly allowing the so-smart phone to do the writing. Since the spirits have recently moved to cyberspace, here is a parlor game for the 21st century."