>> empyrean | soft skinned e_scape


empyrean is the zone of electronically constructed 3 dimensional space, a virtual geography populated by textual entities, where reality is a trace, a flicker on the screen.

empyrean is a parrallel universe, an etheric arena beyond space and time - the hungry void of potentiality. it is the place of emptiness where all things are possible, the realm of the spirit, embracing the folds of the soul.

empyrean is a world of gaps and intervals, fluidly traced by interactions with others, rather than rigidly mapped by terrritorialising agents. this soft nothingness, this zero space is transversed by in-tensions, relations, attractions, and transitions between energetic avatars.

here we are softly embodied avatars, navigating thru a series of scapes without the regular markers of order and normalcy. there is no horizon to orient oneself. there is no up or down. here in-tensions and strange attractions make sense of otherworldly, yet oddly familiar domains.



>> read about empyrean

>> artist statement from installation at Art Center Nabi, Seoul, South Korea
catalogue essay by curator Sylvie Parent, Montreal Biennale, Canada
article - Physicalization in Networked space by Yvonne Volkart in springer|in1/02, Austria
>> review by Sean Cubitt for Artlink: e-volution of new media, Australia
>> New Media Interview by Saorise Higgins, Art Bulletin, Ireland
>> winner of Soundspace Award, Stuttgart Filmwinter 2001, Germany
>> paper 3D Multiuser Virtual Reality als kinematographisches Dispositif? by Ulrich Wegenast
>> interview Wesen und Konstruktion des virtuellen raums in Webfictions - Zerstreute
Anwesenheiten in elektroischen Netzen, eds Faßler/Hentschläger/Weiner,Springer-Verlag, 2002
the animating fluid of cyberspace, Interview with Mark Amerika, @ Rhizome, 2002.

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>> melinda rackham 2000-2003
>> melinda [at] subtle [.] net