Little Red, 2003

 

"Little Red" reminds us of technology's dual nature. Its potential for repression and liberation, by repurposing technologies used for censorship. Little Red is anti-censorware. Armed with a list of obscenities allegedly used by AOL in censoring their chat rooms, "Little Red" reveals the vulgar and prurient subtext in the classic children's tail "Little Red Riding Hood."

In "Little Red," the Grimm fairytale of "Little Red Riding Hood" is progressively typed out across the top third of the screen. Letters from the story organize and rearrange themselves into censored obscenities on the bottom of the screen.

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Eitan Mendelowitz