Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (2004)

Playing on the common practice of showing work online, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a theater of specularity created through the simplest of means. The piece invites visitors to engage in a dialectic between the internet “imagined” and the built “actual,” the real and the represented. Conceptually speaking, the work could be seen as an extension of my brick and concrete installation series into the internet: it realizes in cyberspace the idea of rendering interchangeability (here with images of past installations) by means of which the weighty sequence was started in the first place. It is also however a kind of anti-art that questions installation's need to overwhelm, to guarantee an audience within the current situation of unrelenting global museological competition (please read James Meyer's article in Artforum Summer 2004!!). Courtesy of the Longwood Cyber Residency, this is my first work online.

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Playing on the common practice of showing work online, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a theater of specularity created through the simplest of means. The piece invites visitors to engage in a dialectic between the internet “imagined” and the built “actual,” the real and the represented. Conceptually speaking, the work could be seen as an extension of my brick and concrete installation series into the internet: it realizes in cyberspace the idea of rendering interchangeability (here with images of past installations) by means of which the weighty sequence was started in the first place. It is also however a kind of anti-art that questions installation's need to overwhelm, to guarantee an audience within the current situation of unrelenting global museological competition (please read James Meyer's article in Artforum Summer 2004!!). Courtesy of the Longwood Cyber Residency, this is my first work online.

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Playing on the common practice of showing work online, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a theater of specularity created through the simplest of means. The piece invites visitors to engage in a dialectic between the internet “imagined” and the built “actual,” the real and the represented. Conceptually speaking, the work could be seen as an extension of my brick and concrete installation series into the internet: it realizes in cyberspace the idea of rendering interchangeability (here with images of past installations) by means of which the weighty sequence was started in the first place. It is also however a kind of anti-art that questions installation's need to overwhelm, to guarantee an audience within the current situation of unrelenting global museological competition (please read James Meyer's article in Artforum Summer 2004!!). Courtesy of the Longwood Cyber Residency, this is my first work online.

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