Antoinette LaFarge is an artist and writer whose beat is virtuality and its discontents. She has created many new media performances and installation, including most recently Far-Flung follows function (2013), Galileo in America (2012), Hangmen Also Die (2010), and Playing the Rapture (2008). A longtime Associate of the ICI, she designed such ICI Press books as Searching for Sebald (2007) and Benjamin’s Blind Spot (2001).
Her writing on art and new media has been widely published; recent essays include “Social Proxies and Real-World Avatars: Impersonation as a Mode of Capitalist Production” (Art Journal, 2015), “Pseudo Space: Experiments with Avatarism and Telematic Performance in Social Media” (forthcoming in Social Media Archeology and Poetics from MIT Press), and “Imposture as Improvisation” (forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Oxford University Press). She is writing a book on fictive art.