Friday, October 02, 2009

Mental Gymnastics with a little help from my friends...

"Mental Gymnastics" - Performance in Second Life (2009) from Jeremy Owen Turner on Vimeo.

If you cannot see this embedded video, click on this link here.

"Mental Gymnastics" (2009) is an avatar performance in Second Life by:

Maeve Emerald (TORONTO)
Orlando Messmer (NEW YORK)
Wirxli Flimflam (VANCOUVER)

This performance occured on September 30, 2009 in the Diabolus region run by the CARP Collective =

This is just an excerpt from the full performance which happened in real-time.

Ok, I know that I first promised that I would blog more often but quite honestly, RL does not allow for that anymore. I cannot even pre-plan performances in SL anymore but to relieve creative tension from my tedious RL rituals, I enter SL as soon as I burn out in RL and see who is in-world. If anyone is around, I invite them to join me to do an impromptu performance intervention or whatever.

The above video is the first result from this newfound "hobby".

Do not expect regular blogs nor videos..they happen when they happen and that is my sad (sur)reality these days...better to blog 4 times a year than never at ell, eh?
I usually only blog now if I have a major press release to hype for you...
;-) SIGH!!!!!

Well, I am going in-world tonight to see who is around..maybe something will happen and maybe not. The worst that will happen is that I will be hanging out with some friends in the only way I know how....

Oh about the above performance....ummmm...well, we had learned some moves for balancing on a beam and were too tired/lazy to find a gym...the rest is (art)history....

Stay tuned until 2012 for the next blog posting...tee hee!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wirxli is featured in Italy's NOVA100 Zine...

I was just featured in a mainstream Italian news zine called NOVA100 about my performance art practice. Roxelo Babenco (Rosanna Galvani) wrote the article for Marco Minghetti and features photos from Arco Rosca.

Please click on this link to read the original article in Italian.

Find more videos like this on uqbar. media art culture

Here is video-documentation from my WEARABLE NEWS NETWORKs [WNN] performance from January...check it out!

....I have not forgotten about blogging everything else that has happened around me in Second Life lately. Chances are, I will catch up with my back-(b)log of documented activities sometime after wednesday once RL has settled down a bit.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Inhuman Resources Exhibition

Hey everyone!

Yes, I know you have not heard from me in ages and I always promise (esp. in the New Year of each year) that I will be back in SL but the truth is, RL is just way too busy for me these days...sigh!

However, I (including my RL self) am curating a new show at the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna called "Inhuman Resources" on April 11th, 2009.

This show includes Liz Solo from Second Front and Mez Breeze.

For Liz's show, Second Front and the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse will be adding performance enhancements and Mez's collection of metaphysical avatar selves who will be communicating with each other in Second Life, Twitter and World of Warcraft is going to be super cool!

Well, here is the official hype below...maybe I will see you there in-world? The SLurls will be announced at the last minute so stay tuned for more info as it happens!

Featuring artists Mez Breeze & Liz Solo
Curated by Jeremy Owen Turner

Opening Reception: Friday April 11 at 8 PM SLT (SLurls to be announced)
Admission by donation - Refreshments served
Artist Liz Solo and curator Jeremy Owen Turner in attendance.

Panel discussion 7pm
Performances 8pm
Party until midnight

Workshop Sunday April 12 @2pm
A Presentation on involvement in the music world: Featuring Liz Solo and more!
Admission by donation

Two new media performance artists from Newfoundland and Australia express themselves through the most popular virtual chat-worlds, video games and social networking sites. Using Second Life, World of Warcraft and Twitter as their chosen mediums of expression, these performances are literally out of this world!

Solo explains, “The gallery exhibit features a series of installed machinima (machine generated animation) pieces and a projected synthetic environment, all created inside of the virtual world of Second Life. Via an avatar the gallery visitor will be invited to explore the virtual space and interact with it. Visitors can wander in a field of giant eggs, play with virtual instruments, care for virtual infants, experience being virtually born from an egg.”

Liz Solo aka Lizsolo Mathilde (St. John's) will perform Live Alien Home Birth during which she will call on her friends Second Front - and the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse for support and coaching.

Mez Breeze aka Netwurker Twin (Australia) will use multiple manifestations of her core identity to coordinate a post-human and trans-dimensional literary ritual only possible (so far) in virtual worlds.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wirxli is back and on CNN!

Hey there patient blog-readers...

Happy New Year, 2009!

Wirxli is back in Second Life!

I have been on an academic hiatus for a little while now oh wait, I am still in academia in RL...sigh!

Anyways, RL is still so time-consuming that I virtualy have no time to blog about all of my recent activities in SL lately but the rumours are true - I have resumed some level of in-world activity lately.

A little over 24-hours ago, for example, I had a solo performance at the ARENA Festival in Italy.

This festival features 40 artists and is curated by Roxelo Babenco and Arco Rosca (Uqbar).

It is part of a bigger festival called "Rinascimento Virtuale" ("Virtual Renaissance") that is being held at the real life Museum of Natural History at the University of Florence - Firenze. For this specific festival, Mario Gerosa is the curator.

For this performance called "WEARABLE NEWS NETWORKs (WNN)", I had the avatar audience wear some video-clothes that displayed some breaking news feeds about Gaza and then as CNN's iReporter, I interviewed a few select avatars about what their impressions/opinions were about the news content that they were currenly wearing...

Here was what the news-suit looked like...

Anyways, I performed as an embedded iReporter for CNN and here is my official news report on CNN's website...

Here is the only pic available that I personally had the time to create:

Wirxli interviews Ginevra Lancaster to see what her opinions were about the current real life conflict in Gaza City.

Here are some more documentation samples from this event for you:

1) Arco Rosca's Photos.

2) Roxelo Babenco's Photos.

3) HardwareHacker Hoch's Photos.

4) The ARENA e-Catalogue produced by the CARP Collective in Romania and Hungary.

Well, I would love to chat with you on this blog but seriously, I have way too much real life work to contend with at the moment so once again - this blog might be seriously delayed for many more days to come...sigh!

Hey, at least this post is better than no new posts at all...right? ;-)

Stay tuned for more stories about my recent activities in Second Life...