It's really hard to make a parody of something that is already grotesque.
LINK: SaveMe Oh
Anna Eyler's new artwork is just brilliant.
"Evoking at once the nature documentary and peep show, How to Explain Love to a Tape Measure is a series of machinima vignettes featuring flexible, geometric forms interacting within the Second Life world." (Eyler)
Anna Eyler (b. 1987) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Ottawa and Montréal. Her previous work with(in) Second Life includes Leviathan (2016).
LINK: Anna Eyler
Fading Mask by Haveit Neox
On display at Berg by Nordan Art, Jan 3 to Mar 31, 2016
Opening: Jan 3, 2016 at 11 am
About the exhibit:
I don't believe you
you don't believe me either
the human brain is made of story cells
we concoct the truth, don't we, rather than see it
then we march with the like-minded to affirm our stories
no, dear reader, you are not an exception without victims
but our mask can fall at any moment
beware, we enlightened ones, for the store of hatred we have,
or worse, for the amount of love
we'd stolen away for all the years.
Berg by Nordan Art is showing the installation Fading Mask by Haveit Neox and the exhibit Simply Samples of Her Repertoire by Mich Michabo from January 3 through March 2016. Exhibits rotate a few times per year. To visit : Nordan om Jorden (155,233,1001).
Also by Haveit Neox, City Inside Out:
LINK: Haveit Neox
This abridged talk took place on April 13, 2010. Patrick Lichty (Man Michinaga and Andy Rembrandt) discusses, among other things, Joseph DeLappe's Gandhi in Jail Release Hootenanny, Gazira Babeli's iGods and Eva and Franco Mattes, 0100101110101101.org's 'synthetic performances'. The institions involved were Columbia College, Chicago, Second Front, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, Brooklyn, Antena Gallery, Chicago and National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
LINK: Patrick Flichy
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti (via MAB)
RMB City is an art community in the 3D virtual world of Second Life and was created by Cao Fei (b. 1978, Guangzhou) as a public platform for creativity. Commenting on China’s urban explosion, the architecture of RMB City mixes ancient and modern Chinese icons from the panda to the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.
China's current obsession with land development in all its intensity will be extended to Second Life. A rough hybrid of communism, socialism and capitalism, RMB City will be realized in a globalized digital sphere combining overabundant symbols of Chinese reality with cursory imaginings of the country's future. In RMB City, we will be able to cruise the digital ocean, witnessing a Ferris wheel rotating on top of the Monument to the People's Heroes; looking down from the sky on the water of the Three Gorges reservoir gushing out of the Tian'anmen rostrum; passing the giant new totem symbolizing the Oriental Pearl TV Tower of Shanghai; hopping over the Feilai Temple marooned in a raging torrent; walking across a vast, desolate state-owned factory area in Northeast China; and finally hovering over the Grand National Theatre in Beijing
RMB CITY (2008-2011) has been exhibited in Deutsche Guggenheim (2010), Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2009), Serpentine Gallery, London (2008), Yokohama Triennale (2008). RMB CITY- A Second Life City Planning has been exhibited in Istanbul Biennale (2007); Whose Utopia, TATE Liverpool (2007),
LINK: Cao Fei
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti
A documentary based on Jenna NG's splendid collection of essays on machinima, art, identity, and virtual worlds, Understanding Machinima, Second Bodies was entirely "shot" in Second Life. Screenings include the 2010 San Francisco New Media Film Festival, the 2013 Vector: Game + Art Convergence Festival and Symposium, the 2011 San Francisco Indie Film Festival, the 2011 Female Eye Film Festival, and the 2011 Macedonian Film Festival.
LINK: Jenna NG
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti