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Girlfriend Experience, 2007

During the exhibition Girlfriend Experience from 26 januari until 9 march 2007 at Mediamatic, Martin Butler presented four human avatars to play with. You could log in at home via Skype with your character of choice. You could direct the avatar, explore the space and challenge him or her. The avatars could also be observed live in their Analog Villa at the exhibition space at Mediamatic.

I designed the exhibition space, which served as stage for the 4 human avatars. Instead of real furniture, I used black tape to shape the complete interior of the actors' livingroom and bedroom. The graphic 2D furniture fits the two-dimensional nature of viewing the exhibition via screen, and intensifies the alienating effect of the always hazy and blurry Skype images.