Thursday, December 31, 2009

(Art:21) Performative Interventions: The Progression of 4D Art in a Virtual 3D World
Eva & Franco Mattes aka Pseudo-Futurist Video Game Improvisation Extravaganza Odyssey 16 Nov 2009

Second Life artists are exploring how to captivate, or use the element of time to interact with an active audience. They have abandoned strict adherence to traditional hierarchies of art and embraced the virtual. In the past fifty years especially, ideas about time have shifted from passive to interactive and, currently, to perceptually immersive, via filmmaking and animation, the theatricality of performance, and virtual reality.

Nettrice Gaskins touches on Fluxus, Second Front, ZeroG Skydancers, RMB City, Bibbe Oh, Cao Fei, ColeMarie Soleil, DanCoyote Antonelli, Man Michinaga, Azdel Slade, echolalia Azalee, Stelarc, CARP, José den Burger, Velazquez Bonetto, Eva and Franco Mattes (among others!)

Read lots lots more on Art:21 (link)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Field Trip: Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

MoMA will show a retrospective of Marina Abramović's body of work March 14, 2010-May 31, 2010.

from Marina Abramović's Art Must Be Beautiful 1975, more info (link)

This performance retrospective traces the prolific career of Marina Abramović (Yugoslavian, b. 1946) with approximately fifty works spanning over three decades of her early interventions and sound pieces, video works, installations, photographs, solo performances, and collaborative performances made with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen). In an endeavor to transmit the presence of the artist and make her historical performances accessible to a larger audience, the exhibition includes the first live re-performances of Abramović’s works by other people ever to be undertaken in a museum setting. In addition, a new, original work performed by Abramović will mark the longest duration of time that she has performed a single solo piece. All performances, one of which involves viewer participation, will take place throughout the entire duration of the exhibition, starting before the Museum opens each day and continuing until after it closes, to allow visitors to experience the timelessness of the works.

Read more at MoMA (link)

Marina Abramović Luminosity 1997, Marina Abramović Archive and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

"Marina Abramović’s performances, feats of endurance involving self-denial and even self-mutilation, are so influential that MoMA has asked 35 artists to re-create them for an upcoming retrospective—and so provocative that it is building a separate entrance for the show"

Read more at ARTnews (link)

"Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind."

Marina Abramović (Wikipedia) (link)

Also: Marina Abramović: Seven Easy Pieces performed at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2005 (link)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Brooklyn is Watching: Tuned to AM (Red)

Penumbra Carter captures a slice of Brooklyn is Watching:Push

Dekka Raymaker: Misprint Thursday placed AM Radio's 'How Fast We Fly' shack, Penumbra Carter added a 'Sculptie Horse' by Nomasha Syaka in a doorway, Dekka Raymaker placed the thin red wedge, Oberon Onmura placed red toy taxis and road, Misprint Thursday then placed 'phonesplosion' Solo Mornington placed cannon and target

Update: Maya Paris (link) adds to the Scarlet Wave (you can see her Fillybot in the video above but why not come inworld and experience it for yourself? (SLurl):

Misprint Thursday- AM Radio's "How Fast We Fly" + her own "phonesplosion"
Penumbra Carter- wall + Sculptie horse by Nomasha Syaka
Dekka Raymaker-thin red wedge
Oberon Onmura- road + taxi toys by Arcadia Asylum
Dancoyote Antonelli- Sculptie horses (as above)
Solo Mornington- Tree-ornament-shooting cannon + target
Maya Paris- Fillybots made from same sculptie horses + my fembots
L1Aura Loire- Sizzling frying pans + "Butter's carrot" by Jacqueline Bancroft

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Art21 Blog (Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web)

November 30, 2009: Art:21 Blog's Nettrice Gaskins draws a connection between the virtual in cave art and in Second Life®, going on to highlight interviews with Second Life® artists DanCoyote Antonelli, Bryn Oh, Maya Paris, Alizarin Goldflake, and Vu Sosa.

"... to truly experience immersive, virtual 3D art you have to go there."

Read more (link)

December 2, 2009: Today's column by Nicole Sansone on ETeam and their dumpster in Second Life®.

"... what struck me most about ETeam’s approach, and what always seems to strike me about art that deals with Second Life, is that ETeam was imbuing this utopian ideal with a small piece of dirty reality."

Read more (link)

Both columns are interesting reading, and the one by Nettrice Gaskins already has a ballpark of comments.

Also in this series:

On Virtual Worlds: An Interview with Filmmaker Victor Pineiro (Second Skin) By Jonathan Munar

Part 1 (link)
Part 2 (link)