Boccioni Calling All

 

In 1997, the French navy ceased using morse code. The last message in this dying language was the following, emitted over the Altlantic: “Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence.” Using a painting by the Italian futurist Umberto Boccioni, this morse code message was translated into moving image form, to explore gaps between universal claims and the limits of archaic technologies.