Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company
There’s already lots of info on Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company and on myself here on iRez, but I thought I’d do a brief update on virtual performance adventures and on the partial metamorphosis from “Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company” to “iRez.” VB/CO is still alive and well, in fact we’ve installed 41 performance works in the past 41 months, still, the majority of those works are site-projects conceived by one or a few people and then set on many.
In year 1 iRez was mostly an archive of performance documents; in year 2 it evolved into a richer, true blog, and in this past year into a Virtual Salon with many authors who, far from merely having work set on them, bring their own rich, diverse, ideas, works, and perspectives, to our conversation of what it means to be an embodied being in the 21st century.
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From 27 Rue de Fleurus to 126.96.36.199
We take great inspiration from 27 Rue de Fleurus, the legendary address of Gertrude Stein’s apartment in Paris. Exactly 100 years ago Stein hosted the world’s most famous physical salon in that apartment. It was a big conversation about art, culture, and ideas. 188.8.131.52 is a less romantic address, and we can’t claim that our modest virtual salon can live up to Stein’s legend, but it’s at least fair to say that Gertrude Stein is our patron saint.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey. At last count, 301 unique avatars have made a total of 865 appearances in VB/CO performance works, and 31 authors have published a total of 681 salon pieces here on iRez.
As you scroll through the set of captioned images below, you might consider the dynamics of this cultural conversation, and then perhaps leave a comment on where you think this exploration might wander toward in 2013.
• VB/CO Portfolio
• VB/CO Portfolio Slide Show
• Vaneeesa Blaylock / Biography
• Vaneeesa Blaylock / Diary
• 27 Rue de Fleurus / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• 27 Rue de Fleurus / Tumblr Search
• 27 Rue de Fleurus / Ellen’s Place.net
• The Steins Collect / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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2 thoughts on “Vaneeesa Blaylock: Bio Update”
I had no idea the virtual gaming world part of this blog was so recent! When I came here, Ironcya was already busy with that, but it’s cool to see how things evolved. I’m happy to contribute to this amazing tearoom, even if I’m just a simple gamer in between all these artists. 😀
PS I love the gallery, I was watching it full screen and it was exciting to see which picture would show up now. ^^
Aww, yay! So awesome to have you here. I’ve been really wanting, and must get on it this week, to contact some of the peeps on that list you gave me a while back. We really should have more gamers! 🙂
You know how to “insert” a gallery, yes? It’s super easy. I also like the top of pages slider that this theme does, but I discovered that it only does the 1st 20 pix you add to a page – normally plenty – but in this case there were 42 pix so it wasn’t showing half of them, but yes, the full screen thing is probably better anyway, it makes a nice presentation!