Siberian Deal: a Realization of the Virtual and a Virtualization of the Real

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Category:
EVENT
Type:
presentation
Keywords:
anthropology / artistic research / communication / communism / trade / world wide web
Creation Date:
1996-01-23
Language:
English
Description:
The travel project Siberian Deal (by Eva Wohlgemuth and Kathy Rae Huffman) was a real journey to find out what Western goods are worth in Siberia (not for money but for trade), and a virtual journey of information and personal connections. The contribution of real objects provided a link to real people who we might never meet otherwise, and gave the people who traded with us the final measure how the project would ultimately be determined. A plaster replica of each of the objects traded in Siberia remained in Vienna, and can be juxtaposed with the objects brought back. The connection to Russia established a new context to explore intercultural communication practices between artists, and between East and West. Our journey was planned as an investigation into a place that everyone had an opinion about - that it was terrible, maybe the worst place in the world. (K.R.H.)

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Original Title (English):
Siberian Deal: a Realization of the Virtual and a Virtualization of the Real
Location:
Budapest, M┼▒csarnok / Kunsthalle