by Alphaville Herald on 14/08/09 at 7:24 am
by Pixeleen Mistral, New Media desk
The audience is invited to consider their own virtual identities, along with 16 female avatars wearing “isolation hoods, boots, and their own unique personalities” at the premier of VB07- I Advance Masked, Vaneeesa Blaylock’s interpretation of the Oracle at Delphi for Second Life.
Ms. Blaylock’s describes the performance art piece: "A modern-dayOracle, blind in this realm, yet posessing vision in another realm,returns to Ancient Greek ruins, reminiscent of Apollo's temple, whereher ancestor/sister once provided insight to seekers of knowledge."
Based on the costuming, expect a diverse audience for the show, as hood fetish fans mix with the conceptual art crowd. By taking advantage of the props and artwork indigenous to Second Life Ms. Blaylock's past performances evoked a thoughtful contemplation of the nature of virtual identity along with the limits of computer graphics card cooling systems. Set aside 15 minutes after you arrive for the performer's skins, hoods, and boots (provided by Bootgasm) to rez.
I Advance Masked premieres Saturday, 15 August 2009, noon – 2 pm SLT at the Greek Ruins at Petruchio: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Petruchio/88/166/529