'CAPTCHA Tweet'* is an application that users can post tweets as CAPTCHA. Since computers can hardly read it, humans can communicate behind their sight.
CAPTCHA has originally been developed to distinguish computers from humans. It asks the user to type text from a distorted image. This is easy for a human but difficult for a computer. It sorts out computers by requiring them to complete a task which only humans can.'CAPTCHA Tweet'uses it as cryptography for secret communication between humans based on the fact that it is not legible to computers’ eyes.
We see CAPTCHA as a symbol of the relationship between human vision and computer vision and the intervention of computers in human life.'CAPTCHA Tweet'attempts to re-present this implication of CAPTCHA to the public sphere by applying it to the social network communication.
CAPTCHA Tweet (installation view at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2015), 2013, projector, computers, monitors, keyboard and mouse, approx. 600 x 300 x 100 cm.
artist: Shinseungback Kimyonghun
Shinseungback Kimyonghun is a Seoul based artistic duo consisting of Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun.