April 13, 2002 was the last night that the twin beams of light near the
World Trade Center/Ground Zero site were on display. On every other night,
the lights were turned off at midnight. On the final night (the night
of April 12/morning of April 13), the lights were left on until morning.
Between 1:43am and 2:51am I took a series of digital photographs in a
loop around Manhattan, driving directly by the light generator and then
walking back up through and around the lights. The resulting presentation,
assembled in line with Eryk Salvaggio's "Six Rules for Internet Art"
(to many of which the artist had already been adhering as good working
principles), resembles a "traditional" photo album, but responds
to user interaction with unexpected behaviors that provide cultural and
textual refractions on the sequence of images.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Many essays in cultural studies of linguistics,
philosophy and computation; poems in experimental journals. Recent work
includes a deconstructive online essay, Glvalia, "Hiiperlexicoaparoaphrsotrism:
Geographisitormosieme," in Postmodern Culture 12:1 (Sep 01), also
archived in Rhizome.org artbase. Other online works at http://uiuuii.com.
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