Paradise Ahead is a print and performance series that blurs
the line between document and event in Second Life. Each scene captures
the anticipation and familiarity of this simulated environment by
restaging iconic art installations, films and photographs.
Using only primitive graphics of Second Life, the documentation of
these performances — large-scale prints serves as a historical
record of the initial launch point into simulated worlds.
Uncertain Location (series of ink jet prints)
In the summer of 2006, NASA announced that the original Apollo 11
moon landing tapes were missing. The video broadcast on television
was transmitted through space and then shot off a video monitor in
Houston ground control. The originals were better resolution, higher
contrast and crisp in detail. No one has seen then this footage. Many
have asked questions about the truth of this event.
I have completely recreated a 1-minute segment of the original --
where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin plant the American flag with
the lunar lander in the background. At exhibitions, I give or sell
prints from the recreated video. As the public takes home prints,
I erase the corresponding frames from my own recreated video. The
mirror our own memories as we only know the low-resolution document.