WJ-S is a software and a flexible public device for web performances allowing WJ-S (webjays, artists, web addicts and web mutants) to play live with text, sound and visual content available on line. WJs take the control of a multiscreens environment and surf at distance in different browser windows simultaneously. WJ-S is a visible and collective experience of the surf. WJS is an immersive experience in the flux.
Created in 2005 by Anne Roquigny http://www.roquigny.info/, a french media arts curator. She invites artists from many different kind of universes to perform live with the giant hard disk that is internet.
Anne Laforet http://www.sakasama.net/ a researcher in net.art history and preservation performs with the websites of the grandfathers of net.art. Sylvie Astie http://www.dokidoki.fr plays with wj-s.org as a music instrument while mixing with music and video loops. Another artist Jean-Baptiste Bayle http://jeanbaptiste.bayle.free.fr/WJS/ performs with artists detournements of google.
And myself, I play http://iarvers.free.fr with online art games or with neen art works. As a curator, I find really interesting the idea of performing with artists websites, it reactualises the idea of net.art or online creation exhibition, immersing in real time the audience inside the internet navigation.
More informations, photos and videos on http://www.wj-s.org