Sunday, October 21, 2007

Second LIVE 2007, Fri & Sat (Oct 19-20)

The Avatar Performance Stream is a new addition to the 2007 LIVE Performance Art Biennial. Named Second LIVE, this co-curated online performance-intervention event happened entirely in the on-line virtual world of Second Life. The two-day event showcased 10 performances by artists who are exploring virtual reality as a new medium for performance art. Performances were broadcast live at the Western Front on Oct 19 and 20, in conjunction with Western Front's event, Participatory Dissent: debates in Performance.

Artists who performed in Second Life for Second LIVE 2007 are:
[click on ++ beside artist name to read bio or visit this bio site directly]

++ Yael Gilks (aka Fau Ferdinand):
All n00bs are Sailors [video clip] / The Siren Act 2

++ Bea Parsons (aka Bea Box):
You want a piece of me?
(Guest curated by Skawennati Tricia Fragnito of AbTeC Network)

++ Bonnie Quaite (aka iheart Kura):
The Dream Never Dies (Just The Dreamer)
(Guest curated by Skawennati Tricia Fragnito of AbTeC Network)

++Tagny Duff (aka Eba Hax):
Skin Relations #1 [video clip]

++ Doug Jarvis (aka Tran Spire):
WoW! Tran Spire visits World of Warcraft

++ Patrick Lichty (aka Man Michinaga):
RGB (Events, 3 color score) [video clip]

++ Second Front:
Theatre of the Subliminal Front (new Ars Virtua sim) [video clip]
(Guest curated by James Morgan of Ars Virtua)

++ Real Identity: Classified (aka Nyko Nakamura):
14 Extra Open Slot Minutes (Courtesy of Nyko Nakamura & LIVE)
While Eating a Sandwich in Real Life

++ Tagny Duff (aka Eba Hax) and Margaret Dragu (aka LadyJustice Beaumont):
Performology Remix #2

Second LIVE has been developed by Jeremy Owen Turner (aka Wirxli Flimflam), in partnership with James Morgan (aka Rubiayat Shatner) [Ars Virtua] and Natalie Loveless (aka Loveless Finsbury).

A special curatorial initiative by Skawennati Tricia Fragnito (aka xox Voyager) is being developed with the 2007 LIVE Performance Art Biennale's support of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) Network.
Wirxli Flimflam, LIVE Director of Avatar Development, shares his thoughts about the works performed as part of Second LIVE 2007, via this blog: [click on screenshot]

Second LIVE 2007

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