Saturday, September 4, 2010

Roy Ascott's LPDT2

The pleasure of the text is that moment when my body pursues its own ideas–for my body does not have the same ideas I do.

-- Roland Barthes The Pleasure of the Text
Tr. Richard Miller

22 August 2010 (Preview)

Virtual Art filmed in Second Life® at Angewandte
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LPDT2: Roy Ascott
Programming and Architecture: Selavy Oh
Architecture and Terrain: MosMax Hax (Max Moswitzer)
Avatars and Soundscape: Alpha Auer, Alpho Fullstop and alpha.tribe (Elif Ayiter)
Avatar Animations: Frigg Ragu (Heidi Dahlsveen)

i-DAT: University of Plymouth, UK
Simulator Host: University of Applied Fine Arts, Vienna

LPDT2 is being projected to Real Life throughout September 2010 in Incheon, South Korea during the Incheon International Digital Art Festival (INDAF) 2010 in Tomorrow City, Songdo.

Avatar appearances by Alex Arashi, Allegory Ordinary, Arahan Claveau, Category Silent, Erdbeermund Schnute, Eupalinos Ugajin, Fau Ferdinand, Hegemon Maximus, Mab MacMoragh, MosMax Hax, Sca Shilova, Selavy Oh, Solo Mornington, somerset Verne

'LPDT2 : The Second Life of La Plissure du Texte' is the Second Life® incarnation of Roy Ascott's groundbreaking new media art work La Plissure du Texte ('The Pleating of the Text'), created in 1983 and exhibited at the Musee de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

The title of the project, 'La Plissure du Texte: A Planetary Fairy Tale,' alludes to Roland Barthes's book 'Le Plaiser du Texte', a famous discourse on authorship, semantic layering, and the creative role of the reader as the writer of the text. As was also the case in its first incarnation 'distributed authorship', a term coined by Ascott, has been the primary subject of investigation of LPDT2.

Read more here- text by Alpha Auer (Elif Ayiter)

Second Life® visitors teleport here

Second Life® 2.x viewer custom sky settings for this installation can be downloaded here



Selavy Oh

Garrett Lynch


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Roy Ascott's LPDT2
Selavy Oh inside Roy Ascott's LPDT2  

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