etoys at Ars
The crew from etoy Corporation continues to promote their Mission Eternity [Sarcophagus], which wowed audiences at the inaugural 01SJ Biennial in 2006. Later this month they'll be at Ars Electronica 2009. Here's what they're up to:
For ARS Electronica 2009 the GATE to ETERNITY opens its virtual locks and starts to accept TEST PILOT DATA (digital traces, info dust, ascii noise etc. of SEPP KEISER and TIMOTHY LEARY) to be released by the public: friends and family, archivists, fans and YOU!
Submitted data can be uploaded directly into the PILOTS' ARCANUM CAPSULE from where it is released from control forever and spread by the ANGEL APPLICATION.
The SARCOPHAGUS took off from a holy mountain ridge in central Switzerland on Aug 31, went straight for the GATE, and was rejected due to the five tons of steel attached to its data.
Damned to travel earth until it falls apart, the SARCOPHAGUS then landed on the rooftop of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. Never too close to the ground but denied access to the GATE, it took refuge from farmers, Swiss hillbillies and straying bankers to celebrate the ARS Electronica Festival 2009 with the global art crowd in Linz. Visit etoy.AGENTS and ANGELS for the exhibition this Thursday through Tuesday!
The Opening: Thursday Sept 3, 10AM;MISSION ETERNITY SARCOPHAGUS located on the Ars Electronica Center upper deck: 48°18'36.7"N 14°17'6.8"E.
If you're in Linz, Austria don't miss it - where else can you so easily explore the afterlife?!