LILLIPUT | interactive multimedia installation| 2005
Lilliput was the name of the island where Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver was washed up on one of his voyages. But Simone Michelin’s Lilliput is an archipelago of three islands – museum, Internet and cell phone – coordinated to produce digital films and wallpapers for cell phones. In the museum, the scenario installed is similar to that of a public square with monuments, where visitors (or travelers) take photos. The site archives a collection of images and serves as a platform to “download art to your cell phone.” Ultimately, Lilliput makes of the cell phone a public space on which interpersonal and aesthetic experiences converge.
Born in Bento Gonçalves (RS), 1956. Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). Researcher and professor at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), she starting doing video art in 1982 and within ten years had built a repertoire in the digital environment. For 15 years she has been researching spaces and images in the public domain, and studying social interaction based on the insertion of new technologies.