Leave Nothing Untouched

Leave 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…

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 Too 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….

Odyssey at Hi-Dance Festival with Senses Places

Odyssey had the pleasure of hosting another event with Senses Places – Isabel Valverde and Senses Places at Hi-Dance Festival – Dance and Technology, Rome, Italy. Isabel performed live on stage with Odyssey artists/avatars. Avatars performed via large scale projections. Others, including Liz Solo and Mike Kean of The Black Bag Media Collective also participated…

Red Dog For Freddie Herko

On October 27th a week-long program began in New York city  to celebrate the life of American dancer Fred Herko. Here is a machinima from the 50th Anniversary performance of Al Hansen‘s “Red Dog For Freddie Herko” – produced by Virtual Fluxus, created by and starring Second Front with associate Phreek Fargis. Second Front is…

macGRID pioneering

Odyssey is currently working with five simulators on the new macGRID, a new Cyber science and Art Platform spearheaded by McMaster University. macGRID ” is a robust, archivable, Cyberscience and Art research platform (macGRID) and a corresponding network of academic, industry and community partners who wish to engage in interdisciplinary research and creation, resource and…

Summer of Love 2.1

The 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 –…

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)

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:…

The Black Bags at Club Morpheus

SATURDAY JUNE 29 – Join us at Club Morpheus for the virtual release party for Odyssey members The Black Bags‘ new full length album. Vaneessa Blaylock is hosting a dance party and has invited The Black Bags to spin their new record for the first hour. Come dance with us at 8 PM SLT at…

AOM for Odyssey

Odyssey Art and Performance Simulator has housed a remarkable array of artists who are pushing the edges of art and identity in the virtual world Second Life. The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse began at Odyssey in 2007, and is rehearsing there now in preparation for its July 2013 performance at the first annual Deep Listening Art…

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…