Word Perhect is a specially commissioned web project that parodies the word processor. Working with a specialist programmer, Tomoko Takahashi produces a new and fully functioning online version of the well-known software.
Word Perhect presents an idiosyncratic, hand drawn interface with functioning but personally ‘sketched’ tools. Takahashi’s rendering of the word processor takes not only a contemporary approach to drawing but crucially undermines the imposition of standardised, corporate language onto our own writing.
Word Perhect is Tomoko Takahashi’s first project for the web and is also a ground-breaking collaboration between Chisenhale Gallery and digital arts organisation e-2.
Tomoko Takahashi was born in Tokyo, and studied at the Tama Art University, Goldsmiths College and the Slade School of Fine Art between 1985 and 1998. Takahashi and Word Perhect are nominated for the Turner Prize 2000 at Tate Britain. Takahashi lives and works in London.