VB43 – Cast

ScreenCap of about 48 avatars assembled at virtual Sydney Harbour on the Virtual Australia SIM in the 3D Virtual World of Second Life
Participants in VB43 – Animal Avatar Pride Parade, at the staging area in front of the Sydney Opera House, moments before stepoff.

Animal Avatar Pride Parade

48 avatars participated in Saturday’s Animal Parade in Sydney Harbour. Starting in front of Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s legendary Sydney Opera House (started 1959, completed 1973) we walked 3 loops of a course that took us across the Harbour Bridge (1923 – 1932) from the Sydney central business district (CBD) to the North Shore.

Animal Avatar Pride Parade Machinima – Fuschia Nightfire
VB43 Previz
About virtual Australia
Virtual Australia SLURL

B&W Polaroid snapshot of avatar Tredi Felisimo as she arrived, before hair, makeup, and wardrobe
Tredi Felisimo (before)
B&W Polaroid of avatar Tredi Felisimo after hair, makeup and wardrobe
Tredi Felisimo (after)

The avatar beauty industry has long been criticized for creating false stereotypes and unrealistic expectations. Reminiscent of the legendary Dove “Evolution” video, in the images above we see the already attractive Tredi Felisimo as she arrived at the Sydney Opera House, and in the 2nd frame, as she looked after hours of hair, makeup, wardrobe, gene therapy, transmogrification, prim attachments, and other extreme procedures. A good day of harmless fun? Or a destructive, objectifying, distorted presentation of avatars putting unrealistic pressures on mere mortal avatars to live up to this impossible beauty ideal? You be the judge.


VB43 – Animal Avatar Pride Parade


[threecol_one]2nis Sands
Annie Brightstar
Apmel Meerson
ArtCrash Exonar
Bear Morgwain
Blueberry Blintz
Bryn Oh
Calliope Lexington
Cherry Blintz
Claire Namiboo
Coby Foden
Dividni Shostakovich
Dragonia DeCuir
Druzilla Zeplin
Eupalinos Ugajin
Ford Roffo[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]FreeWee Ling
Fumon Crystal
Fuschia Nightfire
Gemma Allen
Germaine Dufaux
Gina Broono
Jennifer Roundfeld
Jessica Belmer
Johan Neddings
Juno Angerona
Luba Radmussen
Mandel Solano
Moonique Nightfire
Moti Moody
Mozzarella Blintz
Mudslinger Ning[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]Naxos Loon
Piedra Lubitsch
Pixel Reanimator
SaveMe Oh
Star Mumbhata
Storm Sygall
Subodim Ansar
Sunshine Szavanna
Tredi Felisimo
Trilby Minotaur
Trill Zapatero
Ush Underwood
Watrbabee Greymoon
Yordie Sands
Ziki Questi

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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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