Meet Chris Marker and be among the first to experience his sim "Ouvroir," which opens simultaneously with his Real Life exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich.
Chris is the French writer, photographer, film director, multimedia artist and documentary maker, who's <
Born in 1921, Chris is one of the most profiled figures in media history, and yet, he does not grant interviews or allow himself to be photographed. This legendary denial would suggest that he was predetermined as an avatar. Now he enters a Metaverse environment as a synthetic figure.
In virtual worlds, he deliberately enters the "ouvroir" prepared for him by MosMax Hax and plays with his own work, in the company of his longtime guide, Monsieur Guillame, a cat and a furry entity in Second Life. When asked for a photograph of himself, Chris provides one of his Monsieur Guillaume.
Marker's impressively strong portraits of Simone Signoret, Akira Kurosawa, Salvador Dalí and Fidel Castro are evidence and emblematize his obsession of <
SL Residents, welcome to the Ouvroir and feel free to stare back.
Please join us at the opening
Chris Marker/Museum fuer Gestalt, Ouvroir (188, 63, 39)
Tuesday, 11. März 2008, 19:00 CET / 11 am SLT
Chris Marker, Margarete Jahrmann, Max Moswitzer (aka MosMax Hax)
Chris Marker. A Farewell to Movies
12.03.2008 - 29.06.2008
at the at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich