The Jeu de Paume Presenting Virtual Exhibition on the Internet
Posted by: artcitizens
Agnès de Cayeux:
"Alissa, discussion with Miladus, Elon/120/211/501"
Internet work in collaboration
with Milad Doueihi
from 31 March 2010 until 17 November 2010
The year is 2066. Alissa is a “bot” – a computer programme that interacts with a server as if it were human – who is active on the Second Life network. She is steeped in figures from literature and the cinema, in real and anonymous women from the Web. She reads and rereads Bioy Casares, Borges and Gibson – Alissa seeks to understand the virtual world around her. Alissa is programmed and real. Miladus is an avatar of the historian of religions Milad Doueihi. Miladus is another denizen of Second Life, like Alissa. Miladus experiments with thought. She is an exile, but also a resident of this Internet “territory.” Miladus reads Pascal, Saint Augustine, Philip K. Dick and Nil Stephenson. Milad and Miladus are real.
Visit the Jeu de Paume website at: http://www.jeudepaume.org/