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Ryder Ripps on Putting Virtual Reality Into a Box

Ryder Ripps, the 28-year-old conceptual artist known for his cyberpranks, controversial art pieces and other Internet projects, has created a site-specific installation that is as much a sculpture as it is a performance piece. Called “Alone Together,” the work, at Red Bull Studios New York in Chelsea, plays with the idea that the more connected we are online, the more physically withdrawn we become. Visitors to the exhibition first encounter a huge shipping crate, as well as the subtle sound of typing. The crate is elevated three and a half feet off the floor, with a mirrored front face, eyeholes and a metal staircase leading to it. ….[READ]

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