(Virtual) | wwwunderkammer
To view this work please visit our Currents Virtual Festival site on the Ohyah platform. Click on the External Media link above. Once you board the train get off at the Virtual Reality or Desktop Experiences stop.
"wwwunderkammer" appeals to the 16th century “Cabinets of Curiosity” to consider the uncanny complications of grounded reality and virtual reality, while building virtual worlds, founded upon de-colonizing, post-human, and feminist archives. Among other sources, this work is inspired by Margaret Cavendish’s book, The Blazing World (1666), the first science-fiction novel written by a woman. Cavendish conceived of art as a way to construct private symbolic spaces – worlds of one’s own. Through my cabinet of curiosities, I am similarly cultivating the transformative potential in speculative invention, revealing the uncanny underdetermination of the world in my virtual realities, while conversely calling attention to the virtual – as culture, fantasy, and ideology, as much as technology – already at work in the everyday.