VB32 – Shit Happens

Vaneeesa Blaylock & Misprint Thursday

VB32 – Shit Happens

Misprint Thursday, Mausoleum, LEA14
11 February 2012

Sasun Stenibeck

CONCEPT: George Carlin famously observed,

Have you noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?

I’d been thinking about how, in physical life, one’s possessions are often such a significant part of their identity, and that it would be interesting to create portraits of avatars and their “stuff.” In remarkable serendipity, Misprint Thursday had not only also been thinking about stuff / shit, but she’d been awarded a half hectare of land and resources by the Linden Endowment for the Arts to think about it. She generously offered the use of her LEA14 “Mausoleum” space for VB32 and we invited avatars to come down, claim a 15x15m square of space, make a pile of their worldly possessions, and stand on top of it.

Vaneeesa Blaylock

PREVIZ: http://vaneeesa.com/2011/10/09/vb-previz-51-stuff/
FLICKR IMAGES: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaneeesab/sets/72157629279659723/

Trilby Minotaur

Aria Dragonash
Beejoo Cerise
Eos Akina
FreeWee Ling
Fuschia Nightfire
Gina Broono
Kikas Babenco
Marmaduke Arado
Martha Graham
Maximillian Merlin
Maya Paris
Misprint Thursday
Monerda Skute
Nicole X Moonwall
Patricia Anne Daviau
Pixel Reanimator
Sasun Steinbeck
SaveMe Oh
Sulla Milk
Trilby Minotaur
Wobbly Marathon

Bejoo Cerise
Monerda Skute
Kikas Babenco & Marmaduke Arado
She who dies with the most items is Trilby. ("items in your inventory" tally board) Programming by Lord Skitch

Returning about a week later during my LEA Archipelago walk, I discovered that someone had contributed a U-boat

“365 Days” (self-portrait a day) Project, on flickr

Evil "War of the Worlds" "Tripod" destroys Moni's mahjongg table. It's not all bad news however, because our new friend DJ Haraway stowed away on this Tripod, and snuck out while it was distracted with this mayhem. Thus began DJ's adventure among us. Serendipitously enough, the end of the mahjongg table's life marked the beginning of DJ's.

DJ Concept

DJ Team Documentation on flickr

As a virtual public artist my work invites avatar communities to express their identity, explore their culture, and demand their civil rights.

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