I'm that angel

Jun 16 — 17, 2015



Hootsuite, Vancouver


7:00 p.m.


I’m that angel (2011) is a book by Tyler Coburn intended to be performed in data centres worldwide. The project explores the conditions of how we work on and against the computer, narrated from the perspective of a “content farmer”: an emergent type of online journalist contracted to generate articles based on words peaking in Google Trends.

While in residence at Western Front, Coburn performed two readings of i’m that angel at Hootsuite. Located in Mount Pleasant, the office is a physical infrastructure that embodies the master narratives of technological and socioeconomic progress that have naturalized Web 2.0’s platforms.

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