temporary self portrait in preparation for the singularity

A virtual mnemonic device containing narratives of the artist’s life, both remembered and imagined. Each of the cubic nodes within the device can forge new connections with its neighbours creating a navigable network of narratives to which the viewer is given access through text and image. A work commissioned by the National Portrait Galley, Canberra.

The work questions the site of the self and its relationship to the narratives of memory. By creating a non-linear database of remembered images and words that can be traversed within real time and connected to other ‘memories’ – not by the artist himself, but by an artificial and virtual system – the viewer is asked to wonder if the site of the self can be shifted to a place completely removed from its traditional abode somewhere within (or as a part of) the body.

see also:

* Pod Cast inteview about this work between myself and curator doppelgänger Gill Raymond:

*NPG site and notes about the work and the exhibition as a whole:

* The Metaverse Journal’s article on doppelgänger:

*A photo set by ‘mabmacmoragh’ on Flickr :