Siberian Deal

From Rhizome Artbase

In 1995, Eva Wohlgemuth, Kathy Rae Huffman, and Tatjana Didenko brought Western goods to Siberia to investigate their worth by bartering them for local goods. The artists documented their journey and exchanges in a travel blog, inviting viewers to interact with them by email or by visiting the project website.

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Travel from the real to the virtual and back again, as you

                                journey across the Siberian netscape.
Kathy Rae Huffman
19 August 2001

"The journey begins in Moskow with the farthest point in Irkutsk, Central Siberia. The exact travel route is flexible but will include
Krasnojarsk and Novosibirsk for their network- facilities.
Siberian Deal is a project on /objects and /information emphasising contacts of people, involving them and sharing tangible and
intangible things.
material //

Through the exchange of real goods. Objects brought from the west will be traded for local goods - the value of western products is explored.

      The objects will be evaluated, the places where they are exchanged will be geographically marked and the whole process
documented in different media. The contents and outlook of any presentation will be the result of all persons involved.
All objects given in trade are replaced by plaster replicas

virtual //

During our travels we will send reports and relate on experiences over internet communication links. Everyone can travel with us and interact with us through our internet
URL and email

  • Chrono Popp, webmaster, will receive all of our communications and format them to the webpage

DEAL 3 Edition //
Pictures and prints, sound and video, texts and documents will be available in digital and traditional formats."

Kathy Rae Huffman
19 August 2001
Legacy descriptive tags
Siberian Deal
Attribution: Kathy Rae Huffman
Narrative, Documentary, HTML, Visual, Text
Attribution: Rhizome staff
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outside link
static files
19 August 2001
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