Christophe Bruno: Global Artists 9 [Marx-Lenin] and Ars Longa

3D Virtual Socialism
Karl Marx (conception) & Vladimir I. Oulianov a.k.a. Lenin (programming)
Brussels, Belgium - Moscow, Russia, 1848 - 1917

We have created MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) which mimics
social behaviours but with slightly different rules : pulsions such as greed or love for money
are discouraged. Instead, collaborative or socially oriented behaviours are rewarded.
But we left the goal of the game open, otherwise it was to easy to win... 


"Global Artists" was first conceived in 2003 as an online work. The project was reactivated and reworked
in March 2010 in a non virtual context, on the occasion of the exhibition "Le paradoxe du petit monde",
curated by Judith Lavagna and Cyril Verde, at Galerie Ars Longa in Paris.

3D realization for the Marx&Lenin piece: Frederic Lepeltier.



About the artist: 

Christophe Bruno lives and works in Paris. He began his artistic activity in September 2001. 
His polymorphic work (installations, performances, conceptual pieces) is a critical take on
network phenomena and globalisation in the field of language and images.

He divides his time between his artistic activity, curating,teaching, lectures and publications.