**[More about this artwork…](http://rhizome.org/editorial/2014/oct/20/first-look-amalia-ulmanexcellences-perfections/)**
This collection illustrates how Ulman's Instagram performance was turned into a web archive.
During the performance, the artist used three different avatar images and bio information in her Instagram profile. For the preservation action, these persona were put in place on Instagram again, an the relevant parts of the account being recorded. The last avatar photo is empty, revealing that the activity was staged.
Click on an avatar photo to view an archive of the Instagram account with that persona being active:
[![Part 1](https://wbrc.io/despens/amalia-ulman-excellences--perfections/20141014150552mp_/http://photos-h.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/10724976_1482988931980399_1880005537_a.jpg "Part 1")](https://webrecorder.io/despens/amalia-ulman-excellences--perfections/20141014150552/http://instagram.com/amaliaulman)
[![Part 2](https://wbrc.io/despens/amalia-ulman-excellences--perfections/20141014155217mp_/http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpa1/927719_773631939341149_1818260151_a.jpg "Part 2")](https://webrecorder.io/despens/amalia-ulman-excellences--perfections/20141014155217/http://instagram.com/amaliaulman)
[![Part 3](https://wbrc.io/despens/amalia-ulman-excellences--perfections/20141014162333mp_/http://photos-a.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/10724811_680031252095464_259338633_a.jpg "Part 3")](https://webrecorder.io/despens/amalia-ulman-excellences--perfections/20141014162333/http://instagram.com/amaliaulman)
The collection consists of four recording sessions, each corresponding to the photos posted by each persona, plus one recording with common user Interface elements that Instagram uses ("heart" icons or button graphics).
**The [online exhibition version](http://webenact.rhizome.org/excellences-and-perfections)** on Rhizome's [Webenact](http://webenact.rhizome.org/) server was modified to contain contemporaneous emoji, mute links that would allow to leave the artwork's boundary, and to not display items that have been posted before the performance started.
# Guess the website!
A game I play with my followers on twitter.
Episode 1: lost! Most people seem to have deleted their tweets. :(
[Episode 2](guessthewebsite/20150428162920/https://twitter.com/despens/status/584000495603339265) won by @k0a1la
Marisa Olson, 2004-2005
> The diary of my training to audition for American Idol. Auditions were 10/5/04 (in SF) & being there didn't guarantee me an audition, so I went on a mission to set myself apart from the crowd...
![enter image description here](https://wbrc.io/despens/marisas-american-idol-audition-training-blog/20170531154044im_/http://americanidolauditiontraining.blogs.com/.a/6a00d8345751c669e200e55013ad598834-150wi "Marisa Olson")
In August 2016, Steph Davidson published a call for the annual Net Art Micro Micro Grant. My proposal was accepted, and after overcoming many hurdles (like venmo not being available in Europe), I delivered just in time!
It was a ride I can tell you, but absolutely worth it. The things I have learned along the way might serve as valuable lesson for future honorees: Be bold, do things that scare you, always stay on budget!