Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Gate in Brussels

The Gate, by Yannick Antoine and Yves Bernard, creates a junction point between real and virtual spaces - a window between worlds. The most recent installation of the Gate involved interaction between artists and spectators on Odyssey and students in Brussels. This event - February 2 - 4, 2011 - was part of the the Corps/Machine seminar organized by École de Recherche Graphique.

Opening of The Gate in Shanghai

The Gate - a junction point between worlds created by Yannick Antoine and Yves Bernard - was part of the 8th Shanghai Biennale. The Gate was open on Odyssey and at the Shanghai Art Museum from October 21, 2010 until January 23rd 2011. For the Opening event many artists performed in Second Life.

Second Front presented a new Untitled piece.
Pyewacket Kazyanenko performed new choreography with her robot dancers.
Mother and child spectating.

Cleaning the Sky

Odyssey is about to undergo some big changes as we transition from corporately sponsored sim to a member owned sim. Dynamis - who have sponsored Odyssey since 2005 - will be handing the island over to its members this month. It is an exciting time and in preparation for the coming changes Fau and I went exploring the sky to assess the space and clean it of stray objects.

There were some lost prims and a few old sets that needed to be returned but it was quite a surprise to find that several new residences had sprung up, overnight, high in the sky.
People had moved right in.
The inhabitants of the new community were very nice when the janitors arrived.
It was a bit of a shame as clearly the new squatters had been having a very good time in their little village of love shacks.
In no time the sky was clean again. The squatters have moved on.
Returning a lost parrot: