Joseph DeLappe on Sun, 16 Mar 2008 21:41:16 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Gandhi's Treadmill Powered Salt March in Second Life

Reenactment: Gandhi¹s March to Dandi - The Salt Satyagraha Online
March 12 - April 6, 2008*
Daily, 12-6pm
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC and in Second Life
*rest days: March 17th, 24th and 31st
Over the course of 26 days, using a treadmill customized for cyberspace,
Joseph DeLappe, recipient of Eyebeam's 2008 Commission for Resident Artists,
will reenact Mahatma Gandhi's famous 1930s Salt March. The original 240-mile
walk was made in protest of the British salt tax; DeLappe's update will take
place at Eyebeam and in Second Life, the Internet-based virtual world.
For this performance, DeLappe will walk the entire 240 miles of the original
march on a converted treadmill at Eyebeam, from 12 - 6PM daily. His steps on
the treadmill will control the forward movement of his online avatar,
enabling the live and virtual reenactment of the historic march.
Join the walk online in Second Life, or visit Eyebeam for the real thing.
Visit DeLappe's blog for the project for daily start locations, updates and
information regarding the project:

Joseph DeLappe
Associate Professor, Art
University of Nevada, Reno
Eyebeam 2008 Commissioned Artist
Eyebeam Art and Technology
540 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

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