Senses Places moves in

Senses Places has taken up residence on the Odyssey Simulator with a new sky platform for rehearsals and performances. Senses Places uses a live webcam interface to read movements of participants IRL. The interface then translates these movements to the participant’s avatar in virtual space. Another layer is added as RL dancers in remote locations…

Fluxus Piano Piece

On November 23, 2013 Patrick Lichty and Bibbe Hansen met on Odyssey and opened the Fluxus Performance Workbook. They chose to perform George Brecht’s Piano Piece (1962) Piano Piece a vase of flowers on (to) a piano 1962 by Patrick Lichty (b. 1962) and Bibbe Hansen (for Second Front)

Art’s Birthday 2013

*art. one million fifty* 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…

Dance Week on Odyssey

Senses Places and Odyssey presented an experimental hybrid reality dance jam session on Odyssey for International Dance Day. The mixed reality participatory environment involved a webcam capture interface and two live streams into Second Life. Movements in Real Life triggered movements in  avatars interacting with the webcam interface. Avatars and live dancers worked together to…

Avatar Orchestra machinima

The machinima is slowly outputting from the 2012 Odyssey Performance Art Festival. Here is machinima documentation from Avatar Orchestra Metaverse’s performance at the 2012 Odyssey Performance Art Festival (The End of the World Festival). The performance took place on December 21, 2012, 10 am SLT at the AOM space at Odyssey in Second Lif and…

Second Front – Happy Birthday Fluxus

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…

minimal glitch

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

Grass Conversations 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

Dinner Theatre of Cruelty

Patrick Lichty’s Dinner Theatre of Cruelty at the Odyssey Festival. Avatars are bombarded with a special dinner that rains from the heavens. Eventually the experience dissolves into thin air.

AOM at 2013 Odyssey Festival

The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse perform a live concert to open the 2013 Odyssey Performance Art Festival. New Mayan-inspired mask instruments designed by Norman Lowrey were shared with Second Life audience, and and all were taken on a seamless sound trip as only AOM can deliver. With additional instrumental mixes conceived and/or built by AOM members…

Dido’s Lament at the Odyssey Festival

A newly posted video from a performance by Man Michinaga from one of Odyssey’s Performance Art Festivals. Man Michinaga/Patrick Lichty, as Cicciolina, appeared clothed in the cloak of Prometheus and the arrows of St. Sebastien. He then filled the bed with hearts, signs of love, teddy bears, then set the whole thing on fire and…

Immersed with AOM

Immersed with AOM – A Benefit for Odyssey   Odyssey is very happy to announce the final performance in our 2012 Fundraising Series – very generously donated by the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and including the offer of AOM instruments in exchange for donations!! Read on for details (from AOM Homepage):     Saturday, March 24…