frame from the VB34 machinima

VB34 – Machinima

KANDAHAR, 10 March — Light & Space artist Betty Tureaud and performance artist Vaneeesa Blaylock collaborated for the first time today with their presentation of Net/Work at Gallery Xue in the Kandahar mountains.


M A C H I N I M A . C R E D I T S

VB34 – Net / Work

Betty Tureaud
Vaneeesa Blaylock

Gallery Xue / Kandahar
Xue Faith
Trill Zapatero

Wardrobe / Hair
Kai Heideman
Carina Larsen

Soundtrack via CCMixter
Mind Field by DJ Blue

Mind Field features:
A New System by Colin Mulcher
KC Soul Vox by KCentric
Whatever (a capella) by Tru_Ski
Into The Abyss by Melissa K B

DJ Blue wrote:

I’ve heard a few very cool tracks with the ‘new system’ spoken word by Colin Mulcher. The lyrics are evocative and inspiring so I thought I’d have a go at it. From the Voices of CC Mixter pack I also pulled a Kcentric and MelissaK sample.

I couldn’t agree more! This track inspired this performance. I first heard Colin Mulcher’s voice in A Vision for 21st Century Learning a new media education video. When I heard DJ Blue’s track Mind Field, featuring Mulcher’s A New System:

what if we were entering into a new time?
a time when the very systems of control and commerce
that we had believed to be the status quo
were somehow no longer relevant?

what we were faced with
a new medium,
a new network,
a new system that connected the people and places of the world in a new way?

what if that system is here,
what if that time is now?

— Colin Mulcher, 1999

frame from the VB34 machinima

the inspiration for VB34 was found. Back in January, for Agnes Sharple’s VB31 – Demo Days, which we performed in the old, now demolished Gallery Xue / Palestine, our gallerist Xue Faith asked sculptor Sledge Roffo to install a series of works in the 4 bays that comprised the gallery back then. Roffo’s work was a perfect counterpoint to Sharple’s vision of the articulated metavatar. On hearing A New System I was inspired to propose a collaboration with a light & space artist I’ve admired for a long time, Betty Tureaud. She liked the idea and Xue and Trill Zapatero turned her loose in the large 6.5 hectare expanse of the remote mountain site of Gallery Xue / Kandahar.

Long-time VB/CO design partners Kai Heideman and Carina Larsen were once again generous with wardrobe and hair.

This video is a small taste of the ephemeral experience that was VB34 – Net / Work.
Thank you to all the participants and visitors.

VB34 – Participants
Agnes Sharple
Betty Tureaud
Dita Pojszta
DJ Haraway
Gina Broono
Kikas Babenco
Lia Johin
Marky Mark Zackerly
Marmaduke Arado
Martha Graham
Monerda Skute
Pennyroyal Calamity
Pixel Reanimator
SaveMe Okelli
Trilby Minotaur
Trill Zapatero
Xue Faith

VB34 – Visitors (partial)
Amore Chiantelle
Angelique Menoptra
Briawinde Magic
Carlo Seymour
Enfrantirise Morane
H0ward R0ark
Hercules Farshore
Jammers Inaka
Junivers Stockholm
Medora Chevalier
Mikati Slade
Ninel Hax
Quan Lavender
RealityStalker Oh
Shelina Winkler
Suzanne Graves
Tim Deschanel
Ush Underwood
Yupmo Xue

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

6 thoughts on “VB34 – Machinima

  1. Like a Cook-Out in Living Color. or tap the side of the TV,it is stuck,no mother it Zommbeee on Super-Glue.smiles Nicole X

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