Words with Friends was born in a café in
Vienna when a conceptual artist from Belgium and a writer from Australia sat down to a game of Boggle. They never actually figured out how to play, but a love of narrative and a strong desire to take things out of context lead to the works you see in these pages.
In this collaborative work, the idea of
text as both an object and experience is central, proposing the notion of
reading as indivisible from the act of reading. The reader—as positioned in
time, space and experientality-is fore-fronted through an approach that draws
from the strengths of the two artists’ disciplines. The result is a body of
work where text, narrative and context combine to create something more than
the sum of their parts.