NetEscape combines a public Internet site with a gallery installation which involves computers, net hangings and floor trails, taking the audience on a quirky journey of discovery.
In a life-size game of wit and intimacy, the audience can communicate with personae including Mfnamic Kneebone or Miss Bicameral Blaine, who share their highly individual world-views, and invite you to leave your own for others to share. Will you use a keyboard, a pen, or your own body?
Ann Whitehurst is a British artist and has participated in many telecommunications fax/email events at live sites including the ICA, London, and Kannonhallen, Copenhagen. Her installation On the Map, concerning access and disability, has appeared at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.
Above is the original copy from 1996. Below is additional material:
During the exhibitions at the Laing and Barbican, text messages and artist's responses could be exchanged on the Internet site. This is no longer live, but excerpts can be seen here.
Ann Whitehurst link