Scam Libs is a scam email generator written in python. Drawing inspiration from the formulaic narrative of the Scam email (“Advance-fee scam” or 419), to be nothing more than a template for a game of Mad Libs, Scam Libs is an attempt at creating the ‘cust
ScamLibs 5 Python Script
Scam Libs is a scam email generator written in python. Drawing inspiration from the formulaic narrative of the Scam email (“Advance-fee scam” or 419), to be nothing more than a template for a game of Mad Libs, Scam Libs is an attempt at creating the ‘cust
ScamLibs 1 2019 Python Script
Scam Libs is a scam email generator written in python. Drawing inspiration from the formulaic narrative of the Scam email (“Advance-fee scam” or 419), to be nothing more than a template for a game of Mad Libs, Scam Libs is an attempt at creating the ‘cust
ScamLibs 2 2019 Python Script
Scam Libs is a scam email generator written in python. Drawing inspiration from the formulaic narrative of the Scam email (“Advance-fee scam” or 419), to be nothing more than a template for a game of Mad Libs, Scam Libs is an attempt at creating the ‘cust
ScamLibs 3 2019 Python Script
Scam Libs is a scam email generator written in python. Drawing inspiration from the formulaic narrative of the Scam email (“Advance-fee scam” or 419), to be nothing more than a template for a game of Mad Libs, Scam Libs is an attempt at creating the ‘cust
ScamLibs 4 2019 Python Script
ScamLibs (video) 2019 Python Script
This project is a line of 10 screensavers that I released last month. This line reimagines screensavers as performative and spiritual, and emancipates them from their traditional, subordinate roles intended to serve other media. In its entirety, this line
Save the screensaver in 2020 1 2020 Mac/PC compatible screensavers average 150 MB
This project is a line of 10 screensavers that I released last month. This line reimagines screensavers as performative and spiritual, and emancipates them from their traditional, subordinate roles intended to serve other media. In its entirety, this line
Save the screensaver in 2020 2 2020 Mac/PC compatible screensavers average 150 MB
This project is a line of 10 screensavers that I released last month. This line reimagines screensavers as performative and spiritual, and emancipates them from their traditional, subordinate roles intended to serve other media. In its entirety, this line
Save the screensaver in 2020 3 Mac/PC compatible screensavers average 150 MB
This project is a line of 10 screensavers that I released last month. This line reimagines screensavers as performative and spiritual, and emancipates them from their traditional, subordinate roles intended to serve other media. In its entirety, this line
Save the screensaver in 2020 4 2020 Mac/PC compatible screensavers average 150 MB
Save the screensaver in 2020 by Kayla Drzewicki
Save the screensaver in 2020 5 Mac/PC compatible screensavers average 150 MB
Home-shopping Screensaver network; all screensavers are made to order and available for download. Featuring: Bernie Screensaver, Screensaver for fans of the Offspring, tips on how to make your own screensavers at home, free tech services and open source i
Screensaver dance party 1 2020 Digital video
Home-shopping Screensaver network; all screensavers are made to order and available for download. Featuring: Bernie Screensaver, Screensaver for fans of the Offspring, tips on how to make your own screensavers at home, free tech services and open source i
Screensaver dance party 2 2020 Digital video
Home-shopping Screensaver network; all screensavers are made to order and available for download. Featuring: Bernie Screensaver, Screensaver for fans of the Offspring, tips on how to make your own screensavers at home, free tech services and open source i
Screensaver dance party 3 2020 Digital video
Home-shopping Screensaver network; all screensavers are made to order and available for download. Featuring: Bernie Screensaver, Screensaver for fans of the Offspring, tips on how to make your own screensavers at home, free tech services and open source i
Screensaver dance party 5 2020 Digital video
Home-shopping Screensaver network; all screensavers are made to order and available for download. Featuring: Bernie Screensaver, Screensaver for fans of the Offspring, tips on how to make your own screensavers at home, free tech services and open source i
Screensaver dance party 2 2020 Digital video
Save the screensaver in 2020 (video) 2020 Mac/PC compatible screensavers average 150 MB
Cooking with Cherry is an interactive multiplayer desktop game for Mac OS, which also utilizes python and airdrop. It reimagines the ways in which the desktop environment can be transformed into a performative space for a cooking game, by repurposing the
Cooking with Cherry 1 2019 Multiplayer desktop game for Mac
Cooking with Cherry is an interactive multiplayer desktop game for Mac OS, which also utilizes python and airdrop. It reimagines the ways in which the desktop environment can be transformed into a performative space for a cooking game, by repurposing the
Cooking with Cherry 2 2019 Multiplayer desktop game for Mac
Cooking with Cherry is an interactive multiplayer desktop game for Mac OS, which also utilizes python and airdrop. It reimagines the ways in which the desktop environment can be transformed into a performative space for a cooking game, by repurposing the
Cooking with Cherry 3 2019 Multiplayer desktop game for Mac
Cooking with Cherry is an interactive multiplayer desktop game for Mac OS, which also utilizes python and airdrop. It reimagines the ways in which the desktop environment can be transformed into a performative space for a cooking game, by repurposing the
Cooking with Cherry 4 2019 Multiplayer desktop game for Mac
Cooking with Cherry is an interactive multiplayer desktop game for Mac OS, which also utilizes python and airdrop. It reimagines the ways in which the desktop environment can be transformed into a performative space for a cooking game, by repurposing the
Cooking with Cherry 5 2019 Multiplayer desktop game for Mac
Cooking with Cherry (video) 2019 Multiplayer desktop game for Mac
This is a live desktop performance, and exists within a series of works in which a cursor transcends its role as tool, and instead becomes a performer. In these works, I am interested in activating the performative potential of the desktop environment, an
My cursor makes an Omelette 1 2020 Live desktop performance
This is a live desktop performance, and exists within a series of works in which a cursor transcends its role as tool, and instead becomes a performer. In these works, I am interested in activating the performative potential of the desktop environment, an
My cursor makes an Omelette 2 2020 Live desktop performance
This is a live desktop performance, and exists within a series of works in which a cursor transcends its role as tool, and instead becomes a performer. In these works, I am interested in activating the performative potential of the desktop environment, an
My cursor makes an Omelette 3 2020 Live desktop performance
My cursor makes an Omelette (video) 2020 Live desktop performance 9 minutes
This is a live desktop performance, and exists within a series of works in which a cursor transcends its role as tool, and instead becomes a performer. In these works, I am interested in activating the performative potential of the desktop environment, an
my cursor shoots some hoops on the court 1 2019 Live desktop performance
This is a live desktop performance, and exists within a series of works in which a cursor transcends its role as tool, and instead becomes a performer. In these works, I am interested in activating the performative potential of the desktop environment, an
my cursor shoots some hoops on the court 2 2019 Live desktop performance
This is a live desktop performance, and exists within a series of works in which a cursor transcends its role as tool, and instead becomes a performer. In these works, I am interested in activating the performative potential of the desktop environment, an
my cursor shoots some hoops on the court 3 2019 Live desktop performance
This is a live desktop performance, and exists within a series of works in which a cursor transcends its role as tool, and instead becomes a performer. In these works, I am interested in activating the performative potential of the desktop environment, an
my cursor shoots some hoops on the court 4 2019 Live desktop performance
my cursor shoots some hoops on the court (video) 2019 Live desktop performance 5 minutes
Screen recording performance by Kayla Drzewicki
my cursor looking at itself in the mirror 2019 Screen recording performance
Digital screensaver by Kayla Drzewicki
I am protecting your screen 1 2020 Digital screensaver
Statement

I am a net performer, scam artist and media arts educator currently working in Baltimore, Maryland. I am interested in the potential for virtual spaces and objects, however mundane, to become performative. For example, how can a browser window become activated to stage a performance? My work considers the hierarchical relationships within digital environments; such as that of user and programmer, screensaver and video, or ‘fine art’ and non-art, and how the blurring of these relationships can grant points of entry into new media and net art works. Following an open source ethic is important to me, as I rely on strictly non-intimidating, nonproprietary, or even “dumb” softwares as a foundation upon which to structure a performance. For example, I am drawn to the accessibility of the desktop environment and the collaboration involved within an email exchange, as I believe they are familiar and non-intimidating to many people, yet remain overlooked as tools to create art works. I investigate the ways in which opening a folder, moving a cursor, clicking on a link, air-dropping, and sending an email can become performative, and how, because anyone with a computer is really capable of doing these actions, (no prior experience or knowledge of computation necessary), anyone can be a performer. 

 

In my cursor-based works, I am attempting to reverse roles (cursor is the performer instead of the tool, while the user remains idle), while also communicating that the only real skill involved is knowing how to move a cursor. In my desktop games, I repurpose the built-in software that comes with macs, like AirDrop, to be an element of performance and collaboration, and by using simple PNGs to act as virtual ‘pieces’, I attempt to create a ‘packaged’ game that anyone is capable of downloading, recreating and replaying themselves. In my screensaver work, I stage subtle interventions by redirecting our understanding of screensavers as idle, and existing in the background to instead be dynamic videos that require interaction and participation. As a net artist, or someone who relies heavily on a computer to make artwork, I hope to dissociate privilege and computation, and reveal the ways in which a computer can be a tool for collaboration and art making, accessible to all.