A portrait project that uses the icons of the computer to explore issues of identity.
Today the only possible form of portrait is a www project, where the person is not important. The important thing is the personal mental identity: e-mail; avatar; ftp login; nicknames, emoticons and so on.
The websites can become a wonderful example of portraits.
You are your C:
You are your hard disk.
This idea is at the base of a 2000 work on the www, www.e-sm.org.
www.e-sm.org is a perfect contemporary portrait (pc + ie5+); it is a modern soul mirror. Eyes are no more the soul mirror of a person; on the contrary the computer or the hard disk are. (Nowadays, of a person, it is easily to know his email or his nickname instead of his face
- Year Created: 2000
- Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Oct 16th, 2001
- Original Url: http://www.e-sm.org/
- Permalink: http://archive.rhizome.org/artbase/2369/e-sm.htm
- Carlo Zanni, creator
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