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"I Have Hidden Myself Amongst You, O Imperishable Stars"

2011

Andrew Carson

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This work was part of an ongoing series inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead, "I have hidden myself amongst you, oh imperishable stars", exploring online realities and virtual immortality. Intended as a guide for surviving the passage through the underworld, the title of the series is derived from the chapter on "not dying a second time", designed to give the deceased the tools to ensure their soul lives on, through the dispersement of elements of the self amongst the cosmos.

Consisting of a USB Key containing a five year archive of the artist's online and text-based interactions, the work is an inquiry into the memorialisation and recording of the personas and avatars we create on social media sites.

This piece was shown as part of Hell's Microwave in Pallas Projects, June 2011