[ISEA2009] Artist Statement: Joseph DeLappe – Cardboard Gandhi, Version 3, 2009

Artist Statement

5 meter mixed media avatar reproduction, cardboard, hot glue

In 2008, from March 12th to April 6th, over the course of 26 days, using a treadmill customised for cyberspace, I re-enacted Mahatma Gandhi’s famous 1930 Salt March in Second Life.  I adapted a shareware application, Pepakura Designer, to create a 17’ tall reproduction of
my Gandhi avatar out of cardboard and hot glue.

  • Joseph DeLappe is an Associate Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program.

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