Berlin-based and Lithuanian-born artist, Paulius Nosokas, views spam email in a unique way. Instead of seeing spam emails as an annoyance, something to be discarded as soon as possible, he sees spam email as a kind of “virtual social arena”. Something best re-purposed into art.
SPAMspace, his latest project features the subject line from some of the actual spam messages Paulius received to his 5 email in-boxes over 3 years. Each subject line was designed into a strip of colour for each of the 7 days of the week. He then placed them on their side, so they resemble graphs.
The lines tell a story of the power of the written word, its ability to seduce and invade the privacy of individuals. The spam Paulius chose essentially sexual spam, but it could have easily beeen any other kind of spam usually received.