Thursday, April 28, 2011

Distri's NPC Stalking Tour (performance)...

On January 26, 2009, Distri was initially determined to enlighten the citizens of Metro City by attempting to wake them from their slumber. Hopefully, one of them would wake up, realize they were in the Matrix and exhibit more convincing social behaviors. Unfortunately, most of them had been completely possessed by the Machines and exhibited NPC-like behavior. Feeling alone and in desperate need of an art-performance opportunity, Distri decided instead to stalk each citizen by asking them inane questions and following them around - everywhere they went.

Since these citizens followed pre-determined routes with mundane precision, Distri's performance was nowhere near as engaging as Vito Acconci's similar experiments with stalking that took place 40 years earlier.

Due to bandwidth issues, no video was documented of this event and for some reason, only a single screenshot photo (above) has been recovered outside of the Matrix.

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