I’ve just launched a new net art project. It’s built around themes and motifs born in the mid east and med rim. I’d appreciate feedback.
Object of Desire is the third chapter in World of Awe—an online travelogue (worldofawe.net) that chronicles a search for lost treasure in a parallel world called Sunset/Sunrise. The project imagines a post-gender and post-national protagonist. Born from an observation that language defines borders and territory on the Internet, Object of Desire examines these borders, as the chapter is written in three languages: English, Arabic and Hebrew. Challenging the notion of fixed territory, fifteen scenes of the online project download from four servers in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Izmir and New York.
Four gates into the Sunset/Sunrise:
New York: http://www.eyebeam.org/objectofdesire
Tel Aviv: http://www.digitalartlab.org.il/objectofdesire
The project was supported by a grant from Renew Media 2005 (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation).