Airworld (2001)

Airworld is a project about networks, management, distribution hubs, soft architecture, and global capital. It is also a project about the virus-like growth of the jargon used to speak about these spaces. Software on the site scans the net to appropriate the language and images of business. This appropriated material is combined with audio and video sequences shot specifically for the Airworld project.

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"There is a creepy utopianism developing with Airworld that is no accident." --Jennifer McCoy

The AIRWORLD site is a project about networks, management, distribution hubs, soft architecture, and global capital. It is also a project about the virus-like growth of the jargon used to speak about these spaces. Software on the site scans the net to appropriate the language and images of business. This appropriated material is combined with audio and video sequences shot specifically for the Airworld project. On the website, each viewer sees a unique, dynamically generated montage of text and image that "speaks" the language of business, mimicing the endless monolog of consumer culture.

Airworld is a commissin of The Walker Arts Center (Emerging Artists/Emergent Medium) and the Jerome Foundation for the Arts.

Programmed with Mike Rose and Ethan Holda.

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Artist Statement

"There is a creepy utopianism developing with Airworld that is no accident." --Jennifer McCoy

The AIRWORLD site is a project about networks, management, distribution hubs, soft architecture, and global capital. It is also a project about the virus-like growth of the jargon used to speak about these spaces. Software on the site scans the net to appropriate the language and images of business. This appropriated material is combined with audio and video sequences shot specifically for the Airworld project. On the website, each viewer sees a unique, dynamically generated montage of text and image that "speaks" the language of business, mimicing the endless monolog of consumer culture.

Lost in the world of e.commerce? AIRWORLD's jargonizing and sloganeering confuses in order to enlighten.

Airworld is a commissin of The Walker Arts Center (Emerging Artists/Emergent Medium) and the Jerome Foundation for the Arts.

Programmed with Mike Rose and Ethan Holda.

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