Patrick Lichty as Ulay on Canvas
"... The avatars sitting on these chairs were thus suddenly wildly deformed, and their terror and
embarrassment betrayed the - entirely irrational - attachment that residents have to their virtual bodies, held to be
sacred and inviolable exactly like our physical bodies. The logic behind the "fake Bacon" makes the game more predictable
but no less radical: like a deforming mirror, Avatar on Canvas
cuts the illusory link that forms between the
subject and his or her "second" image, the Second Life avatar.
I am not my avatar and I can't see myself in it any longer."
Domenico Quaranta, "Gazira Babeli", fpeditions 2008
Fau Ferdinand on Canvas
Gazira Babeli on Canvas
Lambda prints. Courtesy Fabio Paris Art Gallery
"... At an exhibition, a chair, whatever Kosuth might think, is an invitation to sit down..."