The future-facing digi-gal artist wants to take you on a fun tour of the internet to learn stuff
Rather than string together a set of Tumblr gifs, Belgian-American artist Evans is hatching some high-class internet art. Her project “AGNES” became the Serpentine’s first-ever digital commission, a Siri-like interactive bot that takes you on an educational tour of the web with her fun, girly twang. For an artist so future-facing, it’s only right that what Evans is most excited for is “telepresence”.
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Cécile B Evans: Problem solving.
How do you think style and pop culture will change in 2015?
Cécile B Evans: Telepresence and 19th century influences.
In 15 words, sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.
Cécile B Evans: Something different but the same, and slower. More gratitude. More.
Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?
Cécile B Evans: 95-year-old philosopher Mary Midgley.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
Cécile B Evans: There’s not that much on it.
Lead image: "What A Feeling" (Acrylic, SLA print, paint, rubber plant, poster print, 2014); courtesy of the artist