Alright, real talk. We’ve been trying to plan a 41 launch for a while but the pandemonium keeps holding us down. So instead? We’ve uploaded our minds into the internet and are launching our bodies into the sun.
We’ve birthed a B-side to our 41st edition. Welcome to the world, ‘41 EXTRA’. Consider it our no-fuss internet version of an ‘event’… An e-event? Or e-vent??? (Stop.) With any luck, it’ll bring a little dopamine into your life without the need to open z00m.
Here’s the very final track from 41 EXTRA, from a very special artist: Anneli Goeller, who helped bring 41 to life with augmented reality.
They talk to us about working with AR, over the net, and with artists from another country.
Anneli Goeller is an artist and poet who uses 3D simulation and artificial intelligence to speculate that the creation of algorithmic selves expands the concept of personhood. Their work seeks to define queer narratives within the digital realm and propose the potential of digital world simulations in expanding identity and individuality via data ownership. Using nostalgic platforms as a model for their capacity for personalisation, this work aims to reclaim methods of web customisation utilising contemporary tools such as 3D modeling software and augmented reality.
Goeller received their MFA in Film, Video, New Media, Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Jane Lombard Gallery in New York, Peripheral Forms in Portland, Lithium Gallery and Sullivan Galleries in Chicago as well as the Freie Universitat Berlin. In virtual space their work has been featured in Well Now WTF at Silicon Valet and The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale. They are a Lecturer in the Film, Video, New Media, Animation and Continuing Studies Departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Design for 41 EXTRA is by Ruby Healey.