view source (2011)

I am intrigued by the idea of computer code as expressive language, by the fact, for example, that html can include a comment tag containing no comment; a line of code that might translate as silence, as 'I am saying nothing'.

 

One November night I couldn't sleep. I sat in the dark writing empty comment tags on shards of sea glass, something like prayer flags, something like glittery bits of forgotten apocalypse. When the sun came up I planted them in waste ground where a river used to be.