Objects of virtual desire
This project explores the value of immaterial production in a virtual world, and if and how this can be transferred into an economy of material production.
We have collected a series of immaterial objects produced and owned by inhabitants in the â€¨online world Second Life. The objects have been chosen based on their sentimental value for the avatar (a personâ€™s virtual identity) who made or owned them. Copies of these objects were acquired, along with their ownerâ€™s personal story.
Three of these objects have been reproduced in physical form. They were exhibited at Bergen â€¨Kunstall in 2005 and at Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, in 2008, together with interviews with the original (avatar) owners. Further material reproductions are offered on demand.
Objects of Virtual Desire: Cubey Terra’s Penguin Balls, installation view, Bergen Kunsthall, 2005
Objects of Virtual Desire: Jade Lily’s <3> choker, installation view, Bergen Kunsthall, 2005
Objects of Virtual Desire: Gia Eldritch’s Love Orb, installation view, Galeria Vermelho, SÃ£o Paulo, 2008
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