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Gomez-Perales, Whois
Artist: Juan L. Gomez-Perales
Title: Whois: Juan Gomez-Perales
Date: 1993
Media: Internet/sculpture installation
Dimensions: variable
"The piece documents the artists' experience after exploring the U.S. Military Defense Data Network, using a command called WHOIS and his own name as a filter, he was able to get a list of U.S. military personnel and civilians with military connections who share some portion of his name. Through this work, the artist explores the place of the individual and the omnipotence of the network database as arbiter of information, privacy and power."
Joseph P. DeLappe
Exhibition Curator
Excerpt from the exhibition catalogue:
Digital Identities, Technologies of Meaning, 1995
Sheppard Gallery, Reno Nevada