BaudriR (2001-12)

BaudriR charts the live reproduction in internet chat rooms of Jean Baudrillard's In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities.

ANNABEL FREARSON, Golden Thread, Belfast, 2012, <p><em>BaudriR</em> in <em>What You Are, I Am Too</em>, a group exhibition at Golden Thread gallery, Belfast</p>
ANNABEL FREARSON, BaudriR: simple tech, <p><em>BaudriR</em> in simple tech curated by Joseph Delappe, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA (2004)</p>
ANNABEL FREARSON, Simple tech poster

The Semiotext(e) publication has been keyed in, line by line, cover to cover, (including the ISBN number) as BaudriR navigates through a broad cross section of AOL chat rooms: from 'NAM VETS AND PROUD' to 'pokemon forest', 'Jesus sucks' to 'Car Chat', 'Anthro Mating Plains' to COPS WITH ATTITUDES', 'Hillary for Senate', etc, etc. In the midst of talk about sex, politics, religion, sex, Eminem, or pretty much nothing, the reactions to BaudriR vary from confusion to ridicule and even agression, with just a few people making the Baudrillard connection.

MattBayan2: Baud is typing in some shit from a book he has to read for class. It's esoteric and unconne
MattBayan2: unconnected.
MattBayan2: and damn rude.


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Stewart Home reviewed BaudriR for Mute magazine