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ARTWORK
Type:
video art
Keywords:
cyberculture / cyberspace / individual / virtual reality
Creation Date:
2004
Description:
When you enter into a virtual world (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game), you have to select a three-dimensional figure, or any object that can be visually depicted and which will represent you in this world of appearances, i.e. this will be your avatar. The meaning of the word avatar is "s/he who descends". I decided that I would "produce" my own avatar in the virtual space, with the aid of those technical tools, and with the specific usage of them that furnishes the possibility for us to create that reality which we choose for ourselves. As to who does what with the potential for a more spiritual existence, independent of our routine, daily lives - it is only the freedom of the imagination and the broadness of the intellectual horizon of the individual that circumscribes it. AVATAR focuses on the process of entrance and also on the fact that all of the technology that I employed is nowhere near as important as that which can be brought into being by its use (...). (S.A.)

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