Exodus (Negev Desert, 1995)

Exodus

1995  

Virtual teleperformance: jeep, GPS-system, navigation satelites, modem, portable phone, portable computer, world wide web (Internet)

Mythos Information

Ars Electronica, Linz

“Exodus” is a virtual teleperformance based in the Israeli Negev desert. When Moses leads his people out of enslavement, man gains a new consciousness through the experience of freedom and the recognition of the Ten Commandments. Bielicky uses this event in human history as a metaphor for the transformation of mankind at the end of the twentieth century, recording it live and in real time in the emerging communication networks around the world. This re-enactment is not only ideologically innovative: the Internet, websites and GPS technology at the time were still military techniques, the SUV and the GPS system borrowed from the Israeli military.