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Using CuseeMe video-conferencing, Realaudio broadcasting and other assorted hi/lo tech tools, Fakeshop attempts to build an electronic theatrical device surrounding the subject of public-media as personal-memory. Fakeshop presents:

                      MULTIPLE DWELLING
                      A Performative Installation with Remote Data Hookup Three
                      Saturdays in June
                      June 6, 13, 20, 1998
                      8 pm
                      duration: 4 hours
                      MULTIPLE DWELLING is an installation project which will
                      exist simultaneously in a real, physically-constructed space and
                      an artificial, digitally-generated one. It is a techno-poetic
                      response to the theories of Antonin Artaud, Delueze/Guattari
                      and The Critical Art Ensemble on the concept of a "Body
                      without Organs." 
                      The installation project is instigated by a scene from the movie
                      "Coma," in which a room full of bodies, involuntary donors of
                      their own organs, float, suspended in a state of perpetual coma.
                      In Multiple Dwelling, these suspended bodies, once comatose,
                      will be shocked to their senses through an overload of
                      audio-visual ephemera and complete technical breakdown.
                      The physical installation will be constructed of
                      industrial-minimalist structures, platforms for observation,
                      scanning and accumulation of bio-data, computers and
                      associated input and output devices. Software programs for the
                      sound and construction of the digital aspect of the installation
                      have been specifically designed for the project by Japanese
                      sound architect, Kondo and Marek Walzcak, a VRML architect.