Continent of Thoughts Are You Receiving Me?, Vanja Smiljanic, 2013-
Cyber Pilgrimage, initiation and accreditation.
After Participating the pilgrims are accredited to perform the artwork (conditions apply).
Conditions of activation:
The Cyber Pilgrimage happens in private, semi-private or public setting, during a physical meeting between the pilgrim(s) and the artist for two consecutive days (+one day if the pilgrimage is public).
Main focus in New continent of thought, are you receiving me? is an online archive of a New Religious Movement called Cosmic People. This archive informs Web travelers about practices for a religious pursuit related to this movement, and it’s also used as a tool which shapes Cosmic People’s identity.
The online archive is read as their virtual temple, and in form of a tutorial it’s demonstrated a cyber-pilgrimage through it.
Following the process of the cyber-pilgrimage, the rigid structure of the archive and the position of the practitioners as simply passive recipients of information in it, is being questioned. In order to became actively involved in a dialectic process, cyber-pilgrims are organizing a revolution against the archive, and planing to hack the web page of Cosmic People and transforming it into an open source.