Mission Eternity 2005 - 2016
Mission Eternity (2005-2016) is a digital cult of the dead for the information society that crosses the boundaries of the afterlife, and challenges the way human civilization deals with memory (conservation/loss), time (future/present/past) and death.
Data of a few M∞ PILOTS is stored forever with the help of thousands of M∞ ANGELS who download and run a program on their computer. The M∞ SARCOPHAGUS is a modified 20 foot cargo container outfitted with 17’000 lights reflecting the info sphere of human beings who have passed away: visual information, the voices of the dead, statistics and ascii text collected from governmental databases, family albums, and online sources explore the artistic portrait for information society (ARCANUM CAPSULE). The TERMINUS, stores the ashes of an M∞ PILOT after cremation. The interactive and networked sculpture links the community of the living and the dead. It travels geo-space like Internet particles (TCP/IP packages) travel our global media reality. On May 26, 2007, etoy transferred the mortal remains of PILOT Timothy Leary into the multiuser SARCOPHAGUS.