Farewell, MacGRID, with thanks

Requiem for MacGrid by Alan Sondheim Gone now, whole worlds disappeared… http://www.alansondheim.org/macgridsection.png http://www.alansondheim.org/dedtime.mp4 http://www.alansondheim.org/BABABA.mp4 http://www.alansondheim.org/exportskin.mp4 http://www.alansondheim.org/havock.mp4 Thanks to David Smith, Ian Murray, many many others Some notes, from all forms, all times, thinking the MacGrid – There were anomalies Large-scale installations visual data representation – empathetic identifications – the mocap work social experimentation – four…

NEOS VR

(Reposted from The BBMC’s blog) The BBMC has been exploring multiple VR environments over the last four months as a part of our Canada Council for the Arts funded Odyssey VR Project. Collective members are looking for VR platforms that will support workflows for creative projects and that will offer realistic possibilities for presentation in…

Odyssey VR

Odyssey VR is a new project from Odyssey and the BBMC and funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. We are working with the Oculus Touch to explore VR spaces with the goal of setting up new environments, installations and events. We have been working with Jeremy Turner as a consultant and guide and…

IWD 2019

On International Women’s Day 2019 we teamed up with Roles 4 Women once again and screened new machinima by women creators. We Twitch streamed the work to social media all throughout the day.  We have installed some of these video on the Odyssey Simulator, see new machinima works by Isabelle Arvers and Yael Gilks on…

“Sleep” on Odyssey

Created for the Sleep as Art Residency at Ars Electronica (Shulea Cheang et al) – Featuring Krysania Eramos (Yunji Johanning) Fau Ferdinand (Yael Gilks) Man Michinaga (Patrick Lichty) Bibbe OH (Bibbe Hansen) Lizsolo Mathilde (Liz Solo). Warhol’s Factory couch by Bebe Begonia. Second Front are lot of people: Produced by Patrick Lichty Concept by SHuLea…

IWD Performances

Odyssey teamed up with Roles 4 Women to present the first annual International Women’s Day Performance Series. Thank you to all the audiences who came out to support and experience new work by five of Odyssey’s resident creators – Humming Pera/Tina Pearson, Liz Solo, Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks, Bibbe Oh/Bibbe Hansen and Nebulosus Severine. We also…

The Women of Second Front

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6EdoDhM60&w=560&h=315] This video contains a selection of machinima videos by the women artists of the performance art collective The Second Front. These videos span over ten years of pioneering performance art in virtual space. On this reel: Haledol Dreams of the Minotaur, Losin’ It, Therapy, Red Dog For Fred Herko, The Second Front Method,…

Women’s Day on Odyssey

Odyssey are proud to team up with Roles 4 Women‘s to host an International Women’s Day event on our sim. Thursday March 8th we will be hosting performance by Nebulosus Severine, Bibbe Hansen, Yael Gilk/Fau Ferdinand, Tina Pearson/Humming Pera and Liz Solo. We will also be presenting an ongoing screening on the sim featuring machinimas…

Senses Places at Corporealidades Pós-humanas

Senses Places – the collective founded and led by Portugal’s Interdisciplinary artist Isabel Valverde – presented a program of work at this year’s Corporealidades Pós-humanas in Salvador, Brazil. Collaborators joined Isabel online at the Senses Places studio on Odyssey. Performers and audiences participated from Brazil via different portals including live streams and Second Life. Senses…

“the wide sky” open on Odyssey

Liz Solo’s new installation opened this weekend on Odyssey. Her new website with a machinima series and “memory archive” launched today. Here is a link to the installation on Odyssey: SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odyssey/46/82/1680 The website is live here: www.thewidesky.ca Here are a few images from the opening launch followed by a press release from IOTA. Humming…