EXCERPT OF THE FULL WORK
Full duration: 5 minutes
available for screenings
Distributed by: Video Pool Media Arts Center
Video / audio / performance: Freya Bjorg Olafson
The AVATAR series explores methods of creating, validating and disseminating one’s identity through the use of technology and the Internet. The work is inspired by the mantra “I post therefore I am”, whereby Internet users legitimize their existence by documenting their lives and uploading this media to personal webpages and blogs. Through AVATAR I am facilitating an inquiry into our desire to share and publicize our lives. This series in progress has manifested in 11″x14″ paintings / drawings, a performance, installation, videos and a collaboration with new media artist Pierre Andrieux. In Fall 2009 Winnipeg will be host to the premiere of a solo performance as part of the AVATAR series investigating the themes of virtuality, identity and technology. To date excerpts of this developing body of work have been performed at InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Center (Toronto), Studio 303 (Montreal), PAF ~ Performing Arts Forum (France) and Kling&Bang Galleri (Iceland).
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