The voice-over starts; ‘The whole world is an illusion. Whatever you see outside, the mountains, the lakes, the people, they are illusions, created by the senses and mind together’.
In Amelie Marcoud’s virtual world installation in Second Life (on Marina Münter and Megan Prumier’s G.B.T.H. sim), stacked televisions repeat images in endless loops. This video works, reworks and repeats her theme.
These televisions only exist on people’s screens. The looping images emphasise the equally looped animations of the trees and my own ‘human’ avatar – animations that seem ‘natural’ while half-watched but become as mechanical as an a Victorian automaton when looked at with care. Little stoppages occur between the repetitions as the animations return to the beginning. These short loops, potentially saying the same thing infinitely, makes a storyline irrelevant.
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