God, I prefer Hell, if it’s connected to the Internet

Materials: granite stone
Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 3 cm
Weight: 10 Kg
Thanks to: Liviu Barbulescu and Go Pref ’94 – Centru de Gravura, Bucuresti
494. Doamne, prefer Infernul, dacă este legat la Internet (God, I prefer Hell, if it’s connected to the Internet)Valeriu Butulescu, Sand Oasis (original title: “Oaze de nisip”), 1985
“Ja wybierając los swój
em szaleństwo
(I choose my fate
I chose madness)” Tadeusz Mici
ński (from the preface of novel “Insatiability” (Nienasycenie) by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1927
I have taken a stone from a construction site in Bucharest at Revolution Square (Piața Revoluției) between the Memorial of Rebirth (Memorialul Renaşterii), the National Museum of Art of Romania and the Ministry of Interiors and I have asked to an engraving laboratory in Bucharest to do my personal gravestone.
Instead of the traditional name and surname I have been suggested to sculpt my website address so that the headstone is not anymore something that merely identifies a presence, but becomes a physical connection with the “future audience” and able to share specific information.
The numbers that identifies my year of birth and the starting numbers of the death’s date recalls the Romanian tradition (and of other eastern european cultures) of joining the name and dates of still living components of the family when starts to be realized the gravestone for one of the main figure of one family.