MARKY MARK & VANEEESA IN THEIR “NORMAL” SHAPES & SKINS
There is a genre of content creation in SL known as “Impossible IRL.” This term generally refers to the amazing flights of physics-free fancy that some of SL’s inspired builders have dared to realize.
In Second Life we not only have the ability to explore building beyond the realm of physical world physics… we also have the ability to explore identity beyond the realm of physical world biology.
In the physical world, fraternal twins can be any combination of genders, but identical twins are, by definition, of a single gender.
In the performance FRATERNAL / IDENTICAL we propose to go beyond the realm of physical world biology to explore biology and identity that are “Impossible IRL.”
In this performance artwork, pairs of SL avatars, one female, one male, will trade skin & shape with each other to create unique twins whose presence quickly probe our assumptions and generalizations about gender, body, being, persona, instantiation.
MARKY MARK’S SHAPE+VANEEESA’S SKIN, AND VANEEESA’S SHAPE+MARKY MARK’S SKIN
IDENTICAL TWINS: MALE SHAPE + FEMALE SKIN
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