Olga Kisseleva's series, Custom Made (1998–2013), explores a wide range of concepts about interactivity and participation in a contemporary global culture. From her early interactive web work How are you? (1998) to her intervention in ecology in Biopresence (2013), she has considered what the world would be like if we rethink our relationships to communication, gaming, telepresence, “n” time and the media-led perception of the world today, by contrasting this with our human sensibility, by what we see, feel and do. This book documents 18 inter-related works by the artist with an essay by Barbara Formis. This ebook has external links to 9 video clips among its 185 pages alongside over 100 photos.
New media artist, Olga Kisseleva (b. St Petersburg, lives between St Petersburg and Paris) and teaches contemporary art in the University Pantheon-Sorbonne of Paris 1 and she is editor of Plastik Art & Science Magazine (Editions de la Sorbonne).
Barbara Formis is a Lecturer in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art in the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences at the University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, and a member of the Institute ACTE (Art, Creations, Theories, Aesthetics, UMR 8218, C.N.R.S.).