Tag Archives: Second Front

Avatar Salad

The Second Front are working on Exhibit A this week preparing a new performance/machinima for the University of Wichita’s upcoming “At A Distance” exhibition. Stay tuned for more news and documentation from “Virtual Proposition for Alison Knowles #1 – Make an Avatar Salad”, based on an Alison Knowles event score/performance called “Proposition #2 – Make A Salad”

The piece features Bibbe Hansen, Liz Solo, Patrick Lichty and Phreek Fargis.

Avatar Salad – Image by Liz Solo

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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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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 Bibbe Hansen/Bibbe Oh, Liz Solo/lizsolo Mathilde, Yael Gilks/Fau Ferdinanad, Patrick Lichty/Man Michiniga, Doug Jarvis/Tran Spire, and Scot Kildall/Great Escape.

The machinima, produced by Liz Solo, premiered on October 27, 2014.

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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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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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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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Second Front Ends the World

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Second Front go over the Fiscal Cliff for the 2012 Odyssey Festival. Live on Odyssey and at Open Space, Victoria Canada as part of the End of the World Karaoke Party and at the Black Bag Media Collective Studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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