This exhibition enquires how digital culture is redefining the characteristics and boundaries of our identity, both personal and collective. Always being available and interacting with smartphones or sharing personal thoughts or experiences through social networks are elements common to the lives of most people today. In today’s communication society, one seems to exist only if traceable online and in the constant flow of information. Works and installations by international artists trigger a reflection on the new relationship between man and technology under the guise of the “virtual identity” with which we increasingly confront reality, at times without even realizing it.
A new breed of M∞ TAMATAR was exposed to the public on the occasion of the virtual identities exhibition opening at CCC Strozzina last week. The 16 spheres charged with content from M∞ TESTPILOT Timothy Leary are part of a carefully curated exhibition that deals with various aspects of a contemporary online self. The works shown reflect on recent developments in matters of privacy, transparency and the unlimited exposure of true personal data.