So we had to assume an identity for micro-project #4.
Here’s what I came up with:
I was basically riffing off the stereotype that the Chinese are great copiers of original works from the West. I “stole” the profile photo from the web (http://etramping.com/photo-gallery-chinese-faces/), appropriated Stelarc’s name and morphed into a money-minded, American culture obsessed ex-Red Guard who became a Chinese contemporary artist for the lure of the potential riches.
Some samples of the tweets Sellarc made:
It was fun while it lasted. Getting to play a character quite far removed from my own personality (well, maybe except for the penchant for rap music…aye!). I think I can understand why people get addicted to games/virtual worlds like Second Life…
If you are listening to this, we’ll win the war.
The robots can take our bodies but they will never take our spirits.
This is our war. This is our fight. This is our victory.
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Personal notes about ‘White Noise 2.0‘
While reading the brief for the Micro-project #3, I had an idea of doing an soundscape piece playing off the idea of taking a walk – virtually.
What you’ll hear in this piece is a mash of machine made noises I would often encounter as I use the computer in my room. The hard drive spinning…the mouse clicks…the keyboard taps…all set ot the incessant metronome soundtrack of the wall clock.
And the cover image? Well, I found it on a Google Street View capture of my residence.
He would go where I won’t.
He would dare what I wouldn’t.
He would be free.