Spam Art

Artist Nick Philip directs you to a row of garbage cans placed below twelve whirring fax machines at Tokyo’s Intercommunications Center. The domain, he explains, is often used as a return address by shady Internet spammers to disguise their actual Internet location. Irritated recipients reply to the spam but because of the false return address the replies are returned to instead of back to the spammers. That is, until Philip directed all email addressed to to a series of fax machines at the ICC. Now the piles of lost missives are redirected into a physical representation of their final digital destination – the trash can.



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