In summer we ski indoors; in winter we spray snow on the slopes. Plastic surgeons sculpt flesh to match retouched photographs in glossy magazines. People drink sports drinks with nonexistent flavours like “wild ice zest berry”. We wage war on video screens. Birds mimic mobile–phone ringtones.
FLYING THRU VIRTUAL SPACE VIRTUAL SIDE OF LIFE LIFE'S VIRTUAL TWISTS AND TURNS VIRTUAL EMOTIONS AS OPPOSED TO ______ EMOTIONS VIRTUAL SHAME INTERNET SHAME
When we talk negatively about computers, like when we praise "getting away from the computer", how much we hate myspace, etc, are we really just scared and ashamed at what computers/the internet/technology enables us to do? Are we scared of exploring dark secrets/weird fetishes/sleepless nights/our "weird sides" that the internet may, for whatever reason, help bring to the surface?
LSD: The Dream Emulator was a Sony Playstation game released in 1998 only in Japan. The game is a series of dreams, based to some degree on someone's dream journal. As you wander through different settings, pushing on anything transports you to another scene. Some actions end a dream early, such as jumping off a cliff. And that's about all the interaction there is in the game.
Unfortunately, I had an overwhelmingly negative experience at the artist residency program Central Trak in Dallas and have decided to cancel my artist talk (that would've happened on Dec 4) and residency there.
However, the collaborative installation I worked on with my good buddy Dylan Reece, Beyond the Palaestra: 2127, looks great and will be on view in Central Trak's outdoor window space through January 20, 2009. Central Trak, 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226.