Wired has called her both "mysterious and hilarious", the Guardian once called her "some of the most thought provoking and terrifying artists around,", Bruce Sterling branded her controversially as a "significant avant-garde group", and the Financial Times considers her their "patriarch prodding prankster of choice".
In 2010 Karen Blissett, a regular contributor to art world debates, posted an invitation on the Netbehaviour email discussion list asking people to 'join her', saying that she wanted "to become more open and free, with a more distributed identity".
People were invited, via a number of email lists and social networking sites, to email her and in return, if she trusted them, she would share her googlemail email password with them.
Since then many people write, create and act as her, in online social spaces. This has given rise to a multiple-voiced manifesto and multi-media stream of consciousness and actions, including video portraits of may people as Karen.
Karen is the offspring of neoist open-identity artists Luther Blissett and Karen Eliot. Their critical and revolutionary zeal lives on within her. She is alive with the spirit of revolt and upheaval!!!
I am Karen Blissett
I Am Karen Blissett Too
2010, 3 videos, 40sec, 24sec, 1m13sec, A1 poster, business cards.
Senior Management, An Inspirational Guide
Qui êtes-vous, karen blissett?
"Is it possible to live together without an ego (since everybody hates another man’s ego)?"