El Barrio's Artspace Presents Artist Diego R. Montiel in a solo exhibition "The Typing Machine"
Visitors are invited to become part of the exhibit by typing their own message using a typewriter, an instrument many are now unfamiliar with. The Typing Machine project creates an awareness of the act of writing itself, participation becomes a memorable experience.
Diego R. Montiel moved to New York from his hometown of Malaga, Spain to experiment with the possibilities of storytelling across media. Diego started this project three years ago to explore the importance of the media in the process of self-expression in a society immersed in the digital era.
The Typing Machine was met with critical acclaim at its December 2016, New York solo exhibition debut, in addition to its exhibitions at FIGMENT Project, Dawn of Summer, and Mixed Messages. Diego has also collaborated in other immersive installations including Watching You and The Temperament of Space Yonkers.