Could You Be the Next Mouchette?


On Easter Sunday, April 20, the seven-year-old Mouchette project will irrevocably change. The artist who created will not only reveal his/her/their identity and artistic motives, he/she/they will donate the web site to another artist who will take on authorship and continue the project. This radical step continues Mouchette's messing with of the notions of identity, reality and representation in the virtual world. A live environment has been specially constructed by artist Anakin Koenig for this historic event, which is the first of the Franklin Furnace Archive 2003 "The Future of The Present" series. The venue is Postmasters Gallery, 459 West 19th Street (at 10th Avenue) in New York City. All Mouchette candidates should present themselves between 3 and 5pm - but surely, for this kind of assignment, a virtual presence would be acceptable? - Helen Varley Jamieson