Restored between 2016 and 2017, by the Guggenheim Museum, BRANDON is a web narrative exploring issues of gender fusion and techno-body in both public space and cyberspace. It derives its title from Brandon Teena (Nebraska, USA), a young Nebraska trans man who was brutalized and murdered in 1993. Conceived as a multi-author upload project it highlights the persistence of gender-based oppression of the online, socially constructed body in the seemingly liberatory context of the net.
- Concept and Direction: Shu Lea Cheang
- USA, 1998-1999 (restored in 2016 – 2017)
- Comissioned and restored by: Guggenheim Museum Internet Art, Networked Art
- Web Narrative in installments with multi-author upload
- Curated by: Matthew Drutt (Guggenheim Museum)
- Produced in association with: Society for Old and New Media (Amsterdam), Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue (Harvard University), Banff Center for the Arts (Canada)
- Restoration Concept and Supervision (2016 – 2017): Joanna Phillips (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Prof. Deena Engel (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University)