Exhibition

Life 2.0 - isthisit? X The Wrong Biennale

1 Nov 2017 – 31 Jan 2018

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An online exhibition consisting of a variety of artworks considering the notion of ones second self, explored online through virtual avatars and hidden identities, safely positioned behind the seemingly impenetrable protection of the screen.

About

What do we mean when we talk about our ‘other’ self, our ‘second’ self, our, ‘online’ self? Some evangelists of certain digital worlds, like Second Life or World of Warcraft, declare that in the virtual realm we become our true selves, throwing off the shackles of mere appearance. Members of 4chan would probably agree. Where anyone can be anything, does that not level the playing field of life, allowing our personalities to reign free? Are these purported online ‘safe spaces’ the utopias we wish them to be, or just breeding grounds that encourage anonymous harassment, allowing our inner My Hyde’s to overwhelm the front facing Dr Jekyll’s. Maybe being hateful and misogynistic is part of our true selves, with Donald Trump as president of the United States being an example of this. When one enters the voting booth, alone at last, they only have to look within themselves to discover what, or who, they really want…

Taking its title from the 2010 documentary directed by Jason Spingarn-Koff, Life 2.0, where Springarn-Koff interviews individuals who call the world of Second life their true home, isthisit?'s online pavilion situated within The Wrong Biennale presents a variety of artworks considering the notion of ones second self, explored online through virtual avatars and hidden identities, safely positioned behind the seemingly impenetrable protection of the screen.

Curators

Bob Bicknell-Knight

Bob Bicknell-Knight

Exhibiting artists

Alice Rout

Elsa Philippe

Helen Hamilton

Helen Hamilton

Yorkson

Wednesday Kim

Max Colson

Kara Gut

Eloïse Bonneviot

Fengyi Zhu

Thea Lazar

Tom Kobialka

Anne de Boer

Olivier pagy

Olivier pagy

Jake Moore

Clare Gatto

Tobias Williams

Will Kendrick

Jade Annaw

Jade Annaw

Petra Szeman

Emma McCarthy

Juan Covelli Reyes

Emma Stern

Roxman Gatt

Naomi Fitzsimmons

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