The Oracle @ WiFi

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Photographs and text by Beth Lilly

Loosely modeled on fortune telling, artist Beth Lilly created a performance project she titled The Oracle @ Wifi. Using her cell phone camera, Lilly created photographs on the spot for callers that purportedly had the power to answer their questions. Surprising and thought-provoking, the juxtaposition of text and images suggest answers that are clever, amusing and sometimes profound. This book features the most compelling results of her six-year experiment.

“The ingenuity of The Oracle @ Wifi resides in this turn of authorial power. The project comments on the dynamics of communication in the age of constant contact.” – J Piper Marshall, Art Papers, 01/07

Kehrer Verlag, 2012
ISBN: 9783-86828-292-4
Essa: Katherine Ware
110 pages
Hardback
7.75″ x 11″

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Photographs and text by Beth Lilly

Loosely modeled on fortune telling, artist Beth Lilly created a performance project she titled The Oracle @ Wifi. Using her cell phone camera, Lilly created photographs on the spot for callers that purportedly had the power to answer their questions. Surprising and thought-provoking, the juxtaposition of text and images suggest answers that are clever, amusing and sometimes profound. This book features the most compelling results of her six-year experiment.

“The ingenuity of The Oracle @ Wifi resides in this turn of authorial power. The project comments on the dynamics of communication in the age of constant contact.” – J Piper Marshall, Art Papers, 01/07

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