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Senses Places moves in

*sensesplacesff1Senses 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 interact with large-scale projections of these dancing avatars.

At one of Senses Places’ most recent events on Odyssey dancers in Portugal improvised against live projections of Second Life avatars (whose movement are being triggered by the webcam interfaces of Liz Solo and Isabel Valverde)

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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)

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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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Dance Week on Odyssey

*sensesplaces_008Senses 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 create unique movement sequences and hybrid interactions.

Isabel Valverde hosted a live stream from  Portugal  and Liz Solo from Newfoundland. Artists and others participated  from many locations via Second Life including SaveMe Oh who created many special effects.

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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 was projected live at Museum Sorgdrager, Ameland (The Netherlands) and at the Black Bag Media Collective Studio, St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)

New Mayan-inspired mask instruments designed by Norman Lowrey with additional instrumental mixes conceived and/or built by AOM members Andreas Mueller, Pauline Oliveros, Viv Corringham, Bjorn Eriksson, Shintaro Miyazaki, Sachiko Hayashi and Tina Pearson and with elements from the work of Stelarc. Set by Frieda Kuterna.

Machinima by Liz Solo

For a photo set from this performance please see this post:
https://odysseysimulator.com/2013/01/03/aom-at-2013-odyssey-festival/

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 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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Dinner Theatre of Cruelty

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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.

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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 Andreas Mueller, Pauline Oliveros, Viv Corringham, Bjorn Eriksson, Shintaro Miyazaki, Sachiko Hayashi and Tina Pearson and with elements from the work of Stelarc. Set by Frieda Kuterna.
Live on Odyssey and projected live at
Museum Sorgdrager, Ameland (The Netherlands)
and at the Black Bag Media Collective Studio, St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)
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