Since 1999, the (almost) annual edition of microwave has been an opportunity to confirm the emergence of a new attitude. Microwave identifies an international host of artists who commit to the obscene activity of paying attention.
"No pretext, no effect, no message: microwave identifies an international group of artists who deliberately reduce their movements and expressive media. These artists imperceptibly move their fingertips to create works of precision and minimal displacement in a quasi-monochromatic context: syntheses and syntactics that recall the reductionism of genetic maps or binary codes. But this intimacy doesn’t require mouse or keyboard, it is a dialogue of fingertips: art positively digital. The works stand on the borderline between drawing, knitting and writing. A meticulous discipline of the close-up at the antipodes of the instantaneous and the remote control." (microwave, one, catalogue, 123 Watts, 1999)