Originally this piece was conceived as a multiuser chat where a fictitious character, named Gogol, lives. This character has a mythical status, since his speech tends toward the sum of all speeches of mankind (hence, contrary to the usual chatterbots, he cannot be considered as purely virtual). Gogol IS the Web. He parses your words, mixes them with the whole Web, digests and spits back. After the completion of this work, the chat was “infiltrated” by Jimpunk. Since then a quasipermanent happening shifts the chat beyond the dimension of meaning and communication. Finally GogolChat became a collaborative piece mixing a purely textual work—the original GogolChat by Christophe Bruno—with scripts and visuals changed by Jimpunk live.

Christophe Bruno

a net artist, born in 1964, lives and works in Paris. Awarded with an Honorary Mention at the “Ars Electronica” 2003 for his piece, The Google Adwords Happening, his work has been shown internationally at many festivals and museums, e.g., “Microwave International Media Art Festival,” Hong Kong; “Readme2.3 Festival,” Helsinki; “Vidarte” 2002, Mexico City; “FreeBiennial.org,” New York.


is a net activist who has participated in many international new media festivals, including: “European Media Art Festival” 2002; “FILE 2002”; “Impakt Festival” 2002; “Tirana Biennale of Contemporary Art.”

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