Category Archives: installation

“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 Pera’s journey through the exhibit (photos by Humming Pera/Tina Pearson):

 

A few randoms from the landing point and around the garden:

Betty Ai Tureaud’s journey through the installation (photos by Betty Ai Tureaud):

 

Press Release about the project from IOTA:

The wide sky – an archive – by Liz Solo

Full Website launch Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Following the successful Second Life launch of ‘the wide sky’, Liz Solo’s Archive’s Virtual Installation and Museum Exhibit currently housed on the Odyssey Simulator in Virtual Space, IOTA: DATA is pleased to launch the Archive website, home to nine new machinimas here:

http://www.thewidesky.ca

Often recognizable for its use of Second Life aesthetics, machinima takes on a video game ideology by creating an online space with a defined structure and goal for its participant, but interrupts this traditional gaming relationship through unexpected interventions that challenge the built environments’ social and political infrastructure.

In ‘the wide sky’, users may view the story in linear time or opt for the interactive timeline and be presented with a choice at the end of every video, generating alternative outcomes.

“The Wide Sky” is a story based on the fragmented memories of a scientist desperately trying to make sense of her deteriorating world. “During a recent archeological dig into the deep future, researchers discovered a damaged memory sphere embedded in the floor of an uninhabited forest planet. Though much of the sphere was corrupted some of the data was retrievable. This Archive documents the artifacts that were recovered.” To log into the virtual installation in second life please follow the instructions on this page:

https://thewidesky.ca/about-the-archive/

Liz Solo is a performance artist, media artist and a musician. She creates media and live performances that incorporate online virtual communities and MMORPGs. She is a founding member of The Black Bag Media Collective (based in St. John’s) and the Second Front (an online collective) and is a composer and performer with The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (an online orchestra). Her performances, videos and online events continue to be screened and presented around the world.

IOTA is an Invigorator of unconventional artistic and social practices, focusing on art forms based in technology, social interventions, and life science. IOTA has three distinct wings: INSTITUTE for research, INTRA for public interventions and STUDIOS for the support of its roster of artists. IOTA: DATA runs under the INSTITUTE’s research projects. http://www.IOTAinstitute.com (website under transition)

This project is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Leave Nothing Untouched

odylogofinalLeave Nothing Untouched: A Wrong Biennial Pavilion Reception
Curated by Patrick Lichty

Featuring: Second Front and Virtual Fluxus @ Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator With Participants in San Francisco CA, Victoria BC, Hudson NY, St. John’s Newfoundland, London UK, and Sharjah UAE.
Friday, January 15, 2016 – 9 AM SLT/PST – onwards – Exhibit A Gallery, Odyssey Simulator in Second Life

As part of David Quiles Guilló’s Wrong Biennial, the Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator pavilion in Second Life, entitled Leave Nothing Untouched, will hold a reception/performance supporting its exhibition.

Second Front will present inaugural performances of their new work, “The Abramovic Trilogy” – Picasso’s Baby; The Avatar is Present, and The Second Font Method.
Other works on display at Exhibit A will include Al Hansen’s Alice Denham in 48 Seconds or Less by Bibbe Hansen/Virtual Fluxus; Burning Gnome by Patrick Lichty/Second Front and and installation of the machinima Red Dog for Freddie Herko by Second Front.

Beverages will be served.

SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odyssey/39/35/24

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About the Artist
Second Front is the pioneering performance art group in the online avatar-based VR world, Second Life. Founded in 2006, Second Front includes Doug Jarvis (Victoria), Patrick Lichty (Chicago), Liz Solo (St. Johns), Bibbe Hansen (USA), Yael Gilks (UK) and Scott Kildall (San Francisco). Taking their influences from numerous sources, including Dada, Fluxus, Futurist Syntesi, the Situationist International. Second Front creates theatres of the absurd that challenge notions of virtual embodiment, online performance and the formation of virtual narrative. Created in 2006, they have already performed extensively, including in Vancouver, Chicago, New York, and has been featured in publications including SLate, Eikon, Realtime Arts (Australia), The Avastar (published by Axel-Springer, Germany) and most recently in Exibart (Italy).

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Too Many Flowers

Too Many Flowers
an Installation by
Nebulosus Severine

Opening Reception
Saturday January 16th, 2016
10 AM – 2 PM SLT
The Artist will be in attendance

TooManyFlowersposter2Too Many Flowers is an installation that revolves around the topics of body autonomy, female sexual violence, gendered imbalances of power, the subjugation of women, rape culture, and abortion.

To commemorate the upcoming 43rd anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision (January 22nd 1973) Odyssey is proud to open “Too Many Flowers” – an installation by New Media and Visual Artist Nebulosus Severine.

“Too Many Flowers” is a provocative work that examines the condition of female sexuality in the modern world. Beautiful and provocative, this installation (like much of Severine’s online work) is not simply artwork that one views – it is an exploratory journey to be experienced.

Join us on Saturday January 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM SLT to celebrate the official opening on Odyssey.

SLURL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Odyssey/188/195/1497

This installation was most recently presented as part of the mixed reality international group show Circle Jerks, which ran from 14-28 November at the Minuit Art Gallery in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and on Odyssey.

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS INSTALLATION CONTAINS SUBJECT MATTER THAT SOME VISITORS MAY FIND DISTURBING, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

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Nebulosus Severine
Visual artist who has worked with acrylic & oil painting, ink drawings on paper, digital composition, printmaking, and New Media art. Works in virtual/New Media art under the name Nebulosus Severine. Completed an AA with distinction in Fine Arts at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield CT in 2015. Has also studied at the University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT) and Manchester Community College (Manchester, CT).

Artist Statement
My art, an extension of my consciousness, is continuously evolving; it aims to elicit a visceral response in the viewer or participant. I am quite particular in my use of color to capture emotion & mood; I create what I feel & perceive through observation and introspection.

Much of my recent work has been created in the virtual world of Second Life, where I have been exhibiting since 2005. I am drawn to New Media arts and to virtual communities for their groundbreaking experimental and interactive potential.
http://www.nebulosus-severine.com/
cropped-odyssey-logo-011-512-group-insignia.pngThe Odyssey Simulators

The Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulators are dedicated to contemporary art with a focus on performance art. Odyssey’s online spaces includes a member-owned virtual simulator in Second Life and a group of simulators on the experimental macGRID, (newly launched by McMaster University).

Founded in 2005 the Odyssey Simulators provide studio space and host projects by an array of International artists and groups – in particular artists working in online synthetic environments. Odyssey also provides educational resources, studio and exhibition space and technical assistance to support artists working in virtual places. Currently managed and curated by artist Liz Solo, Odyssey is home to many working artists including The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Bibbe Hansen, Alan Sondheim, Patrick Lichty and the Senses Places Project/Isabel Valverde.

Odyssey produces a semi-annual Performance Art Festival and has presented scores of artists over the years including Joseph Delappe, Eva and Franco Mattes, Micha Cardenas, Elle Mehrmand, The Second Front, SaveMe Oh, Stelarc and many more.

The Odyssey Simulators are made possible due to the support of a small group of independent artists.
http://www.odysseysimulator.com

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Summer of Love 2.1

summer of love 2.1_023The Second Front performed on Odyssey last weekend and were projected live into Turner Hall at Milwalkee’s Pabst Theatre as part of the event Present Music – Life Love and Death – a showcase of life, love, and death-inspired art installations. Second Front presented a new iteration of their Summer of Love 2.0 installation – Summer of Love 2.1.

This lovely set of images from the performance was taken by Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks. Bibbe Oh/Bibbe Hansen, Patrick Lichty/Man Michinaga, Liz Solo, Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks and Phreek Fargis are pictured here.

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Virtual Arts Class

This past month on Odyssey Patrick Lichty of Peck  School of the Arts has been instructing students using the Odyssey Simulator as an extension of the classroom. Students have been experimenting with different online platforms as places of creation, including explorations in Second Life and Minecraft. The students have also been experimenting with 3D Printing:

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Derek Delloro’s Mac Classic, modeled on Minecraft and exported through MineWays. Printed on Makerbot Replicator 2.

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Leah Mongomery’s Avatar Environment, with her Egyptian Goddess of Bees, Odyssey.

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Maddie’s Embodied Avatar Environment, epitomizing Classical Drawing, Odyssey

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Derek Delloro’s Glitch Avatar Environment, Odyssey.

To see more images from students of this class visit this Pinterest Link

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Art’s Birthday 2013

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There was a long celebration of Art’s Birthday on Odyssey this year.

Here is a little documentation from our marathon party – presented by Pomodoro Bolzano*art. one million fifty* was a celebration + simulation for art lovers. Build by Frieda Korga. The party happened simultaneously on Odyssey in Second Life and at La Linea, Regensburg/Germany on January 17, 2013 – Art’s 150th Birthday.

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Dreaming in the New Year

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In Parallel: Dreaming into Alternate Universes

with Norman Lowrey aka North Zipper

A Virtual Celebration of the New Year Across 9 Time Zones.

Odyssey participated in the closing ceremony of Ione’s 17th Annual Dream Festival
in an overnight celebration of the New Year in Second Life.

Avatars logged in through the night and received a Dreaming/Sleeping Cap animation
, sound Dreaming into Alternate Universes instruments, and we dreamed
together, ringing in the New year as it struck from from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Time.

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Second Front – Happy Birthday Fluxus

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Second Front performed Happy Birthday Fluxus a series of works celebrating 50 years of Fluxus performances. The performance happened simultaneously on Odyssey Exhibit A and at the Franklin Street Works in Stamford Connecticut. The event began with an intro by Second Front member Bibbe Hansen, followed by a live, streaming performance by Second Front and ending with a casual Q and A session. The performance was projected to a live audience in the gallery at Franklin Street Works.

The Happy Birthday Fluxus exhibit continues on Exhibit A on Odyssey and contains information on Fluxus and Fluxus performances as well as interactive installations.

Founded in 2006, Second Front is a seven-member troupe that includes Patrick Lichty (US), Scott Kildall (US), Liz Solo (Newfoundland), Bibbe Hansen (US), Yael Gilks (UK), Gaz (Italy), and Doug Jarvis (Canada). The group has performed extensively in galleries and museums all over the world. The artists perform remotely while their performance is screened in a venue where one or more members may be physically present. Their performances have been streamed live in New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, Brussels, Berlin, Vancouver and many other cities. They have been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art in America, Realtime Arts (Australia), Exibart (Italy) and Digital Art, Second Edition (by Christiane Paul).

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minimal glitch

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Jo Ellsmere and Pyewacket Kazyanenko’s  “minimal glitch” at the Odyssey Festival.

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Grass Conversations 2

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haglet waiting for the start of Grass Conversation 2

haglet alter’s “Grass Conversations” with Wirxli II/Jacquelene Drinkall and Gijs Van Hesteren. Live also at Museum Sorgdrager, Ameland, the Netherlands and the Black Bag Media Collective Studio, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

To read the full text of the conversation from open chat please download this pdf: Grass Conversations Day 2

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