In his work entitled Form, Alexei Shulgin uses the formal elements of HTML language without adding anything to them. The mere multiplications, recombinations and unusual combinations of the elements offer a suitable material for artistic expression to this artist notorious for his peculiar methods. The outcome is a series consisting of a stunning number of elements, oscillating between provocation and meditation. On the grey pages the elements of the HTML code self-organize into playful, repetitive, ceaselessly changing visual systems that generate new experiences in the viewer. Form becomes content here.
The project was awarded an honorary mention in the .net category of the 1997 Ars Electronica in Linz.