Join artist Jon Rafman on an existential journey through the virtual worlds of Second Life and Google Street View. He will lead the audiences across cyberpunk megalopolises, furry sex clubs, and vast digital expanses, while providing live critical commentary as he discusses the implications of virtual worlds for modern society. Rafman will address how virtual worlds can be viewed from both critical and celebratory perspectives.
Jon Rafman (b. 1981, Montreal, Canada) is an artist and filmmaker born in Montreal. He has exhibited at the New Museum, the Palais de Tokyo, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, The Fridericianum, and the Saatchi Gallery. Inspired by the rich contradictions that technology presents, Rafman engages with the effects of digital media on individual consciousness and social and cultural memory. His practice further elaborates upon the role of the image in shaping reality and the presence of internet technologies in redefining our relationship to landscape and place.