Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Wirxli Flimflam at Trollhaugen May 25

This friday will be the official opening of my Second Life gallery Gallery urEN lUREN at Trollhaugen.
The famous avatar performance artist Wirxli Flimflam will do a performance during the opening.
Here is his info on the event:

FRIDAY, May 25, 2007: 2-4 PM SL time...

"nOObjectivity #1" - A critical nOObject series #1 by Wirxli Flimflam.

Curator: Plurabelle Posthorn

Featuring these in-world critics as Flimflam's special guests:

Dr. Lisa Dapto (Dr. Lisa Dethridge) - lisa.dethridge@rmit.edu.au
Dr. Pastichan Yifu (Dr. Patrick Foon Chan) - patrick.chan@ems.rmit.edu.au


1) Wirxli Flimflam (Jeremy Owen Turner) is a performance artist and the co-founder of the pioneering performance art group in Second Life called, Second Front - http://slfront.blogspot.com

Flimflam is also the Director of Avatar Development for the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art in Vancouver, Canada.http://wirxliflimflam.blogspot.com

2) Lisa Dethridge has taught at New York University, the American Film Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); the Australian Film, TV and Radio School (AFTRS) and University of Melbourne. She has a PhD, in Media Ecology from New York University, an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. (hons.) in Fine Arts and Lit. from Melbourne University.
Twenty years’ experience researching and writing for film, television, theatre, radio, print and telecoms in Australia and the United States. Research interests –
• Virtual spaces, especially Second Life
• How artists may work usefully with virtual and artificial reality
• Machine and screen metaphors for the projection of self
• The game engine as metaphor for virtual community
• The history of cybernetics and systems theory
• Aerospace and military communication systems

Lisa has conducted research across the spectrum of electronic communications and media. She has worked as a research analyst for the United Nations Secretariat in New York, for NASA (US National Aerospace and Aeronautics Agency) in Houston and for Telstra and Telecom Australia. Most recently she has designed scripts for Multi-User Virtual Environment Second Life for clients including Telstra Big Pond and ABC Television. She has produced and developed script and story material for major and independent studios and networks including Fox, Warner, Working Title, MTV, CBS, NBC, Ted Turner CNN, Granada, SBS, Dempa Japan, Conde Nast; the Australian Film Commission, the Film Finance Corporation, ABC Australia, Artist Services, 3RR Radio, TV New Zealand and Chapel-off-Chapel Theatre, Melbourne. Lisa has written for many news and lifestyle magazines including regular columns on film, architecture and travel for Vogue Magazine, Australia. She is the author of Writing Your Screenplay, published by Allen and Unwin and of stage play The War Against Short Trousers (Chapel-off-Chapel, Melbourne, 2003.)As a performance artist, she has exhibited at the Sydney Biennale and the La Trobe Uni.
Sculpture Trienniale. She also worked with electronic band “The Artificial Organs” who released the album “Momento Mori” 1983.
Writing Your Screenplay published by Allen & Unwin, 1 July 2003http://www.allenandunwin.com/shopping/product.asp?ISBN=1741140838

3) Patrick Chan has just completed his PhD at Melbourne's RMIT University in Australia.
Chan's dissertation examined the production of South-East Asian post-colonial spatiality and subjectivity in relation to theoretical writing and design practices through the School of Architecture and Design at Melbourne’s RMIT University. His current research continues to look at how theoretical writing can become part of the design process and is not merely as a tool for reflection. This entails looking at different ways in which designers and design theorists may treat the composition of theoretical texts.

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