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<nettime-ann> Roof and The Accidental Tourist: Announcement
Alan Sondheim on Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:18:27 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Roof and The Accidental Tourist: Announcement


Announcement: That if you haven't been to the Exhibition, The Accidental
Artist, at Second Life, do so now! For once the materials have been pushed
to the limit; what you see, experience, could not exist otherwise, i.e. in
the physical world; these objects are untoward, wayward, and amazing; this
is the result of complex building upon simple borrowed scripts and real-
world hypnagogic imagery.

For me this is the culmination of video, image, sound, performance, having
brought into the world something that remains incoherently out of it.

Again, here are instructions:

"This exhibit is being presented in the networked environment Second Life
on the Odyssey simulator. To view this work you must have a Second Life
account and avatar, which is free of charge and takes about 30 minutes to
set up and learn the basic functionality. To set up an account, go here:

Once you are logged into Second Life, click this link
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/48/12/22 in your web browser. and the
Second Life client will teleport your avatar to the location of the
exhibit. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate your avatar
through the exhibit and be sure to press play on both the audio and video
buttons located on the lower right of your Second Life client." (Sugar

There are many ways to see the exhibition: Turn sound on and off, turn
video on and off, open up parameters and set the rendering to different
positions (glow for example appears only in some of them), don't worry
about frame-rate, you can always go back to low resolution high speed for
that. Walk or fly through the space to the extent you can. Enter into the
emission areas. Separate the camera from the avatar (view camera controls)
and head beneath the floor into the continuation of the show in the ocean

This is Ken Kesey meets Jacques Lacan; Valeska Gert meets Anita Berber;
Walter Benjamin meets Salvador Dali; Kristeva meets Delaney; Ballard meets
Chasseguet-Smirgel; Lingis meets Buddha; Flower Ornament Sutra meets
Yamataka; Nikuko meets Julu; interior meets exterior; 4 meets 3; this is
always already future anterior; defuge raised to incandescence; vision to
touch; touch to vision.

If you have difficulty, write me and I'll try and answer. Second Life is
easy to install; it reads your hardware and configures automatically in
relation to it.

Next week: Performances on Wednesday, Sandy Baldwin and myself


Now: The Different Roof

Julu Twine dances around while God's busy redoing the roof.
They they take a look at prim depth.
Julu's happy that the thing spews different.
God redoes the outdoor prim with glow and texture of breasts.
Julu thinks the whole thing is over-ripe.
God thinks it's fecund.
Julu thinks God's fecund.
There's no end to it.

The ringing


There's no end to the ringing.

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