Second Front group shot, 2007 Second Front
Second Front Takes Manhattan in Second Life. A virtual ascending of the Empire State building featuring iconography ranging from barrels and Princess Peach to attacking biplanes. Please go here to be teleported: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Locusolus/90/136/452
About the Artist
Second Front is the pioneering performance art group in the online avatar-based VR world, Second Life. Founded in 2006, Second Front quickly grew to its current 8 member troupe that includes Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver), Doug Jarvis (Victoria), Tanya Skuce (Vancouver), Gazira Babeli (Italy), Penny Leong Browne (Vancouver), Patrick Lichty (Chicago), Liz Solo (St. Johns) and Scott Kildall (San Francisco). Taking their influences from numerous sources, including Dada, Fluxus, Futurist Syntesi, the Situationist International and contemporary performance artists like Laurie Anderson and Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Second Front creates theatres of the absurd that challenge notions of virtual embodiment, online performance and the formation of virtual narrative. Created in 2006, they have already performed extensively, including in Vancouver, Chicago, New York, and has been featured in publications including SLate, Eikon, Realtime Arts (Australia), The Avastar (published by Axel-Springer, Germany) and most recently in Exibart (Italy).
Second Front: Wrath of Kong
Nov 3, 2007
4 pm - 5 pm
Please go here to be teleport: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Locusolus/90/136/452