The 1328 “Quickly Response Code” spreaded in the city, have become “No Response Code”. They have been sabotaged with a deletion on the sides.
A code is always a codex, a law, but often we are unaware of it, the unreadability of these codes becomes a symptom and revelation of the law. The law of speed, fragmentation, spaceless and timeless simultaneity of the web, that modifies our way to gain experience and to interpret the world, bringing us closer to what it is far and moving away from what it is near, the media codify us in turn.
QR codes reflect an era that dreams to be always connected (the “Internet of Everything” is an example), in a system that floods us with data ignoring the non-economic consequences. The information overload invades more and more the cityscape, de-realizing it, reducing it to hypertext, influencing our ability to feel and think.
NR Code is the liberation from this logic, it’s the digital flow’s interruption as a necessary moment of reflection on it, it’s the code/non-code of the offline, suspension, ambiguity, doubt, silence and nothingness.