What would happen if, after your death, a device could generate a testament of yours? Afterlife.exe, indeed, envisages such reality - .exe is for the automatic execution of an action done by the computer, afterlife represents the “effect” this action is meant for. Afterlife.exe recalls the idea of a ghost in the machine, of artists authoring their testaments in a way they remind of the artifacts of the machine itself.
The project engages with the concept of death and the process it undergoes within a digital environment where decay does not exist and anxiety is produced by the continuous witnessing of people’s own past lives. Each artist responded to the same brief - being a superficial framework of questions. The outcome is a very personal and varied comment on the life of each one of them.
Mixed extracts from the performance of Afra Zamara, Davide Martella, Filipa Martins, Giacomo Goldoni and Hanna Wiebe, which took place Thursday 10th of March 2016 at London College of Communication.