Interview with Second Front, first performance art group in the online virtual world of Second Life ::: Saturday, October 28, 11:00am-12:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time – US ) (UTC-4) (check your local time zone) ::: Networked Conversations is hosted by Randall Packer ::: live & online & free via Internet chat.
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| About Second Front |
Second Front, founded in 2006, is the first performance art group in the online virtual world of Second Life. Members of Second Front who will be joining the interview include: Bibbe Hansen (New York), Doug Jarvis (Victoria), Patrick Lichty (Chicago) Liz Solo (St. Johns), and Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver).
Second Front has performed extensively both in-world and in galleries and museums. Though the artists perform remotely their performances have been shown live in New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, Brussels, Berlin, Vancouver and many other cities.
Taking their influences from numerous sources, including Dada, Fluxus, Futurist Syntesi, the Situationist International and contemporary performance artists such as Laurie Anderson and Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Second Front creates score-based performances and interventions that challenge notions of traditional performance, virtual embodiment and the culture of immateriality.
| About Networked Conversations |
Networked Conversations is a series of live, online interviews hosted by Randall Packer, a presentation of the Third Space Network. The series features media artists, curators, writers, and activists discussing a broad range of topics at the intersection of social, political and aesthetic issues relevant to net culture. Networked Conversations collapses geographical and cultural boundaries via participatory Internet chat, and is free & open & accessible from anywhere in the world.
Upcoming events include:
Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett, co-directors of the London-based Furtherfield gallery for art and social change, Saturday, November 18, 11:00am (EST)
Sponsored by the New Media Caucus (NMC): an international non-profit that supports the advancement of a diverse range of inquiry and initiatives that catalyze further evolution in the field of new media art. http://www.newmediacaucus.org/