Joseph DeLappe
Since 2002
Works in Reno, Nebraska United States of America

Joseph DeLappe is a media artist and educator. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance, installation and sculpture have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. His work engages politics, war, work, play, protest and human/machine relations. Much of his work over the past decade involves taking creative agency in online shooter games and virtual communities. The intent is to create works that are formally and aesthetically engaging while conceptually connecting with the everyday; to reify the ordinary into the extraordinary; to intervene in social and political realities, both real and virtual.

His works have been exhibited throughout the world. Projects have been written about and/or he was interviewed in the following media contexts: , , The New York Times , CNN domestic and international, NPR (National Public Radio), CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company), and The Sydney Morning Herald . He is a native of San Francisco and has resided in Reno, with his wife and twin daughters since 1993.
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Fri Sep 09, 2011 18:00 - Sun Oct 23, 2011

New York, New York
United States of America

Curated by Joseph DeLappe
What is was launched in 2007 as a web-based
platform for artists, designers, and architects to propose concepts for
imagined memorials to the unrecognized civilian casualties incurred
during the war in Iraq.  Conceived of by media artist Joseph DeLappe, was initially created in reaction to the World Trade
Memorial Competition website launched in 2004 to commemorate “the
thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered by terrorists.”
From September 9 through October 22nd, 2011, EFA Project Space will present an exhibition of plans and responses selected out of the pool that now exist on the site. The proposal guidelines encourage participants to use a wide range of locations and mediums to create collective memory and unity, drawing upon traditional and expanded ideas of memorial. The exhibition on display at EFA will present a selection of several dozen of the most striking submissions as selected by two juror’s reviews in 2008 and 2009 as well as more recent projects that have been uploaded to the site. 
Featured projects span a range of creative practices including: 
architecture, social media, geomapping, performance, video and the
visual arts.
Tyler Adams, Vincent Akuin & Michael Manalo, Jorge Aldea, Tony Allard, Mehedi Amin, kenAR AEC & Team, Nadia Awad, Bill Balaskas, Joshua Berger, Chuck Chaney, Joseph Choma, Ivan Contrearas Rubio, NaJa + deOstos, Peter Di Salvo, Rodrigo Donoso, Carla Drago, Rob Duarte, Hakki Erol, Al Fadhil, Susanne Fasbender, Liz Filardi & Erik Burke, Sara Fiore, Nestor Armando Gil, Amro Hamzawi, Linda Hesh, Jona Hoier & Andreas Zingerle, Peter Janssen & Ward Janssen, Suzanne Kanatsiz, Athanasia Karaioannoglou, Matt Kenyon & Doug Easterly, Lynn Marie Kirby, Simon Kuntze-Fechner & Eddie Pinaud, Paula Levine, Patrick Lichty, Megan Mailloux, Alban Mannisi, Cat Soergal Marshall, Stephen Mundwiler & Cara Lee, Yaniz Ophir & Gila Fakterman, Farid Rakun, Julio Ramirez, Bekim Ramku, Rashad Salim, Andrea Stanislav, Erin Finch Stevens, Ehren Tool, Jack Toolin, Mark Tribe, Werryson Wijaya, Geri Wittig, Alyssa Wright, Sayoko Yoshida.
For press inquiries, please contact Michelle Levy, Director, EFA Project Space at
Related Events:
A number of performance by artists will take place during the opening and throughout the show: Jack Toolin will be collecting photos of participants for My Space for Your Life, an ongoing creation of Facebook pages for deceased Iraqi civilians. Chuck Chaney will perform the durational One Was Too Many,  folding many tiny tissues in the representation of a flag folding ceremony. 
Mark Skwarek and John Craig Freeman will premiere The U.S./Iraq War Memorial, an augmented reality public art project, which allows the public to view 3D caskets representing losses on both sides of the conflict.
Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 20th at 7pm, EFA Project Space                                                                     - On the Efficacy of Creative Remembrance
The panel discussion will be moderated by project director and
exhibition curator Joseph DeLappe, and include juror Yaelle Amir, and
artists Wafaa Bilal and Sayoko Yoshida.  A wide-ranging discussion will
ensue regarding the efficacy of the conceptualization and realization of
contemporary memorials, monuments and counter-monuments to the victims of war.


Chatroulette: Discipline and Punish

Thu May 12, 2011 04:00 - Thu May 12, 2011

Chatroulette: Discipline and Punish
4-8pm PST, May 12th, 2011
A reading of Foucault’s classic text Discipline and Punish – The Birth of the Prison whilst connected to the online video/chat site, Chatroulette.  My performance will involve a four hour “professorial” reading primarily from part 3 of  Discipline, section 3 Panopticisim.  Visit my ustream channel linked above for the live feed!
Performing online this evening as part of the “Daisy Chain” event through Antenna Gallery in Chicago -


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