I’m that angel
Performance dates: February 11 – 13 & 18 – 19, 8 – 10pm
Location: The Google Building, 111 8th Avenue, New York
I’m that angel is a cycle of writings and performances, in data centers, that explores the contemporary conditions of how we work on and against the computer, narrated from the cognitive cell of one highly neurotic user.
The project addresses the master narratives of technological and socioeconomic progress that have naturalized Web 2.0’s user platforms, as well as the constituents of the digital public that figure into ongoing discussions about the relationship between sincerity and authenticity; realism and reality; the diaristic and the literary; and the author and the individual who takes on, and produces under, that title.
The book component of I’m that angel was designed by Eric Nylund and printed this past fall. Copies are currently stocked in a handful of institutions and stores internationally. More information can be foundhere.
The performance component involves readings of the entire book, by actor Justin Sayre, at data centers worldwide. If the book sustains a material limit that belies the diffuse shape of the cloud, then these readings attempt similar concretions by having author, actor and audience occupy a securitized field rarely made available to the public – to occupy, in short, the site where the cloud is kept.
The forthcoming readings will occur this February in The Google Building at 111 8th Avenue, New York. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by February 4th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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