Who is me?

Everything you always wanted to know about Mouchette.org can be found here!
I created this site to report on new exhibitions and on articles and blog entries I find about Mouchette.
And possibly, according to the moment and my mood, to share some little secrets about the site.
Available information can be found in the Wikipedia entry about Mouchette.org. The nice thing is: I didn’t make this entry at all. I really don’t know who did, but they really deserve my congratulations because they are really accurate and up to date.
Mouchette always had a CV page on her site, which she never linked, and only showed to art professionals but not to general public. I (the author) still maintains this CV page the way it was designed long ago, and try to keep it up to date. But obviously, there is a need for something else, like a ‘news’ page, and therefore I created this ‘About Mouchette’ site.

Here is a very good presentation of Mouchette made by NT2 Lab in Montreal

The  Facebook profile of Martine Neddam is here
I’m not a big Facebook fan, of course, but I don’t mind Mouchette fans asking me for friendship, as it happens sometimes. They should mention that they love Mouchette, otherwise I don’t befriend people I don’t know.

Some specialized sites keep background information about Mouchette. Here is a presentation of the website made by SKOR

A short bio of Martine Neddam and her characters

Martine Neddam is an artist who uses language as raw material. Since she began as an artist, her favourite subjects always were “speech acts”, modes of address, words in the public space. Since 1988 she exposed text objects (banners, plaques, shadows on the wall) in museums and galleries. She also realized many large public commissions in several european countries: Netherlands, France, Great Britain Since 1996 she created on internet virtual characters who lead an autonomous artistic existence in which the real author is never disclosed.

Mouchette created in 1996, whose website is still active to this day, is a 13 year old girl who exposes online the fantasies born from her dark imagination, and constantly triggers for user’s participation and response from her web audience. She has become such a cult figure that she decided to share her identity with her online friends in Mouchette’s Network.

David Still who was created in 2001 offers his identity and the use of his email account to all the passing websurfers.

XiaoQian, created in 2006 is a chinese artist who create virtual characters.
Recently she has been developing of a new online software allowing the creation of virtual characters.
In 2011 she travelled to Tbilissi in Georgia, researching for the possibility of creating a new virtual person.

My Desktop Life is her latest project, a new software which mixes web content (images, sounds, texts and animated effects) for narrative purposes, based on the theme of mental flow of consciousness.

Here is a the most recent CV.(2014)