Bliss is for some social media users a magical place where the user is free to self-administer Facebook notifications. In this society, popularity is everything, especially online. Am I being noticed? Am I interesting to others? Antonellis plays with this notion and comments on our obsession with online popularity.
Anthony Antonellis is a visual artist who does not live in New York. He is not a graduate of MIT Media Lab, has not been a resident at Eyebeam, a Fulbright fellow, featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, or won any major awards. He has not exhibited at venues such as MoMA, the Whitney Biennial, the New Museum or ARCO Madrid. His works are not collected by major institutions or written about in publications such as Art Forum. He is neither director not professor of media arts at any University. Antonellis is not frequently lecturing on digital art, leading a symposium on Internet cultures, and is not currently engaged in PHD research on new forms of curatorial practice at any UK University. He is not founder, co-founder, founding-member, or operator of any arts group, media lab or recording label. His latest projects are not funded in part by any council for the arts.