Saturday, November 20, 2010

Zeitgeist Schedule

Happening Saturday November 20 and Sunday November 21, 2010 simultaneously at Odyssey in Second Life
and live at the MuroGallery – Genève, Switzerland:

by Nora Furlough


Performance schedule:
9 Am SLT - 'On Recognition of Antonin' - by pixel Reanimator

10 AM SLT – "Don't Feed the Poor" by Sca Shilova

11 AM SLT – New Performance by Man Michinaga

12 Noon SLT - "Homology" (2010) by Selavy Oh and Qiezli Hixantapo

1 PM SL – New Performance by nnoiz Papp

2 PM SLT – New Performance by lizsolo Mathilde and Fau Ferdinand

3 PM SLT - "Fundamental Environmental Roadshow" by SaveMe Oh

10 AM SLT - Performance by Humming Pera and Gumnosophistai Nurmi of Avatar Orchestra Metaverse

11 AM SLT - "On Recognition of Antonin" by pixel Reanimator

12 NOON SLT - "Real Virtual Games" - Participatory Mixed Reality Performance by Isabel Valverde and Todd Cochrane

12 NOON to 4 PM SLT - Open performance. Apearances by: Kakukkfu Yosuke and many more. All are welcome to participate in Zeitgeist.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Zeitgeist on Odyssey

Zeitgeist – L’esprit du moment
Saturday 20th et sunday 21st November, from 9h a.m. to 16h p.m
Simultaneously at
Odyssey in Second Life
and at the MuroGallery – Genève
A project by Nora Furlough

Participating artists from RL: Francesca Banchelli, Jérémie Chevalier, Asuka Des, Gruppo Estraneo Permanente, Sonia Genoese, J_F_T_M, Olga Kokcharova, Laetitia Lanvin Bech, Orfeo Aurora Lili, Violetta Perra, Laurence Wagner, Martina-Sofie Wildberger

Participating artists from SL: Pixel Reanimator, Man Michinaga, Selavy Oh, Sca Shilova, Humming Pera, Gumnosophistai Nurmi, Fau Ferdinand, lizsolo Mathilde and more TBA.

Zeitgeist is a performance event inspired by the event Dusseldorf Kunstalle (1968 – 72). During these years, young artists squatted in an institutional space (the Kunsthalle of Dusseldorf) to make performances and artistic works during the empty time between two exhibitions.

Zeitgeist gives this example and strategy a visibility in a commercial gallery. During two days different performers will occupy the space of MuroGallery in Geneva to make performances and share a collective experience between themselves and the public.

The performance will have a different kind of approach: generational issues, collective works, art and technology. Some performers will work between Real Life and Virtual Life.

A huge projection of Odyssey land in Second Life will show in the gallery in Geneva - the virtual performances shared with the community in the RL gallery.

SL artists are invited to become a part of Zeitgeist. If you are interested in participating in this event, please write me as soon as possible.

Nora Furlough

IM Nora Furlough in Second Life

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Gate

Live on Odyssey October 21st 2010 to January 23 2011 - The return of The Gate.
Yannick Antoine & Yves Bernard have created a junction point between two worlds known as The Gate. The portals of The Gate are located on Odyssey in Second Life and at the Shanghai Art Museum, in Shanghai, China.

The Gate is presented as part of the 8th Shanghai Biennale

Join in for the Gate Opening - perform live on Odyssey and in front of RL audiences in Shanghai, on Friday October 22nd, 2010 at 9 PM SLT (or live in Shanghai October 23rd at 12 Noon)

The Gate will remain open in Shanghai and on Odyssey from October 21, 2010 until January 23, 2011 during the hours of 7 PM to 2 AM SLT.

Friday, October 15, 2010

McBain for U.S. Senate!

The Great Debate Dance Party
Last night we were proud to present - The Great Debate Dance Party!

Joseph DeLappe (previously known as MGandhi Chakrabarti) has a new avatar -NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain! NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain is running for Harry Reid's U.S. Senate seat in Nevada!

Last night he virtually crashed the Harry Reid/Sharron Angle televised debate and many friends showed up to dance the night away. The event was also streamed Live on the Internet from Odyssey Art and Performance in Second Life.

NoneOfTheseCandidates Macbain! Visit his campaign website for more:

It was a great party. Even the Pope was there.
Dancing the Debate away.

Hi Jesus!!

photos by Fau Ferdinand and lizsolo Mathilde

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The MoFos of Invention

The Second Front made an appearance on Odyssey during Milan's Innovation Festival to present a new performance piece - The MoFos of Invention - starring Bibbe Oh/Bibbe Hansen, Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks, lizsolo Mathilde/Liz Solo, Man Michinaga/Patrick Lichty, Tran Spire/Doug Jarvis and special guest appearance by Phreek Fargis and Ze Moo. The event took place simultaneously on Odyssey and live in Milan Italy.
Photos from the live event in Italy sent to us by Roxelo Babenco/Rosanna Galvani.

Second Life photos below by Fau Ferdinand.

Misprint in Milan

Misprint Thursday presented her epic performance RIENTRARE on Odyssey as part of the 2010 Innovation Festival. The event took place simultaneously in Second Life and live in Milan, Italy.

Misprint collaborated with composer and musician Ulf Skogsbergh on three songs for the piece. Misprint also made three separate sets - the visuals for the performance were designed specifically for each composition in order to create "a cinematic diorama in the presentation of the installations and songs". The audience moved from one set to another while Misprint performed and generated live soundscape. These photos documenting the performance are by Fau Ferdinand. Read more about the Innovation Festival.

We've been Applecrossed!

Applecross takes audiences on field trips for the opportunity to hear music in "Second Life's most unique and stunning locations". We had a great night of fun hosting an Applecross event on Odyssey in September - with special guest DJs: M4SK22 Melody, Samara Cioc, Paradox Messmer, and PirateDucky Constantine.
See the Applecross Blog for more images on this and other events and for information on upcoming Applecross performances.

Friday, September 3, 2010

OPAF on Youtube

Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance has started up a new Youtube Channel to share work and documentation from Odyssey exhibits. Our first pieces are now online - ten machinimas documenting the performances that took place during the 2010 Odyssey Performance Art Festival.

Please visit and subscribe to the Odyssey Simulator Youtube Channel and view videos of work by Patrick Lichty/Man Michinaga, Selavy Oh, Kris Shomaker/Gracie Kendal, Alan Sondheim/Alan Dojoji, Ze Moo, Azdel Slade/Micha Cardena and echolalia Azalee/Elle Mehrmand, Liz Solo/lizsolo Mathilde and Yael Gilks/Fau Ferdinand, DanCoyote Antonelli/DC Spensely, Rose Borchovski and Garrett Lynch.

A huge thank you to all the amazing artists and audiences who came out to make this first festival such a success!

Here is footage from Selavy Oh's "A Space to Chat". Visit our Youtube Channel for more.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Odyssey Performance Art Festival

2010 Odyssey Performance Art Festival
July 31st to August 14th, 2010

Saturday July 31, 1:30 PM SLT
Opening Event:
Rose Borchovski Opening
The Festival begins with the opening of a new installation Hiding by Rose Borchovski - an installment of the Susa Bubble story - on the south east corner of Odyssey. The Artist will be in attendance.

Sunday August 1 at 4 PM SLT
Virus. Circus. Breath.
Micha Cárdenas / Azdel Slade and Elle Mehrmand / Echolalia Azalee
virus.circus is an episodic series of performances using wearable electronics, soft sensors and live audio to bridge virtual and physical spaces. The performances explore possible queer futures of latex sexuality amidst a speculative world of virus hysteria.
For your protection and the protection of others, you may be asked to wear a surgical mask.
Virus. Circus. Breath. will take place simultaneously on Odyssey and live at Parker Jones, Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Wednesday August 4th at 1:30 PM SLT
I'm Garrett Lynch (IRL)
A performance by Garrett Lynch
The performance continues ideas of the artist, identity and being from the works "Between Saying and Doing" and "On Exactitude of Similitude". The artist, wearing his now usual sandwich board, generates two hundred visually identical sandwich boards for participants to wear while all but taking control of the chat window to focus discussion on topics including identity, location, representation, original and copy, ‘reality’ and fiction.

Friday August 6 - 4:30 PM SLT
Night Gardening
lizsolo Mathilde/Liz Solo and Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks
Performance by lizsolo Mathilde and Fau Ferdinand taking place in lizsolo's virtual garden and simultaneously in her east coast backyard.

Saturday August 7th - 3 PM SLT
Piano Drop
Man Michinaga/Patrick Lichty
“The Hansen-Ono Piano Method”, is an extension of Al Hansen’s historic FLUXUS work “Yoko Ono Piano Drop”, in which Al Hansen dropped a piano off of a building as an action for his colleague, Yoko Ono. In this action, Lichty's avatar (Man Michinaga) sits at the piano, while rains of pianos, anvils, sheep, and other whatnot rain down with cacaphanous results.

Sunday August 8 at 12 Noon SLT
My Life as an Avatar - The Gracie Kendal Project
Kris Schomaker/Gracie Kendal
The artist Kris Schomaker/Gracie Kendal discusses her work with "My Life as an Avatar" - a mixed-reality project/collaboration between Kris Schomaker and Gracie Kendal. See:
Images from the My Life as an Avatar project: "Finding Grace - 6 portraits in the pursuit of balance"
Monday August 9th at 1 PM SLT
DanCoyote Antonelli's
"Leap of Doom!"
What could possibly be better than jumping bikes through rings of fire?
All are welcome, bring your stunts!

Tuesday August 10th - 12 NOON SLT
A Space to Chat
by Selavy Oh
Brand new work from Selavy Oh - see: http://www.ohselavy/

Thursday August 12 - 2 PM SLT
'Ceci n est pas une voiture'
by Ze Moo
This event is a Loft Opening and Live Performance taking place in Ze's loft space at the Odyssey Artists Residence. Ze Moo opens his Lofts Studio with a performance.

Saturday August 14 - 3 PM SLT - FINAL PERFORMANCE
Alan Dojoji/Alan Sondheim with Sandy Baldwin
Flesh Meat - With Coastal Avatars
A few lines about the piece from Alan Sondheim: 
"I'm still looking at being-avatar in terms of sexuality, flesh, language;  I do this through the lone avatar who goes nowhere, gets nowhere. There's  no plot, nothing to reveal, nothing you don't already know, getting up in  the morning, looking in the period. What's staring back at you has a name." 

Performance by Alan Sondheim, Sandy Baldwin, and thanks to so many others.