by andy deck and online voters everywhere




Election 2.008 offers a way for people around the United States and the world to share their thoughts about the end of the Bush administration and the start of a new chapter in American politics. As it is experienced online, the work consists of the words "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?" and a blank rectangle. By using the mouse to click on the letters, the rectangle becomes a canvas that lets the visitor draw graffiti over top of the letters. The image is live. Changes made to it are sent to all the people who are currently visiting the website.

demo In addition to being accessible globally via the Internet, Election 2.008 will be projected 'live' during the Location One exhibition of its first ever Virtual Residency. From September to November, 2008, the marks each person makes online and in the gallery will be visible to visitors to Location One. The various states of the evolving image also will be used to produce time-lapse video loops that convey the metamorphosis of the work's appearance.

For more information about the Virtual Residency, please visit the Location One exhibition documentation. For more work by Andy Deck, please visit Artcontext.