Join us Saturday in SL and New Article in Reno News and Review
Posted on November 12, 2009 by azdelslade
Saturday, Elle / Echolalia and I will be performing in Second Life and at the Prospectives.09 festival in Reno, Nevada. You can join us on Saturday afternoon in Second Life or in Reno. Check back here and we’ll post the SLURL for you to teleport directly.
The festival, and our performance were reviewed by the Reno News and Review. The article, called Digital graffiti, starts out like this…
Projected onto the wall of a gallery, like a movie screen, is a computer image from the online virtual community Second Life: Two naked feminine avatars passionately embracing. Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cardenas, who bear better-than-passing resemblances to their virtual onscreen counterparts, approach the stage in front of the projection and begin disrobing.
The onstage artists strip to their undergarments and attach heart rate monitors. A fluctuating rhythmic pulse—the artists’ heart rates—can be heard in the gallery. Flashing lights in the chests of the onscreen avatars signify that the same pulse beats there at the exact same rate. Mehrmand and Cardenas embrace, locking lips and enfolding limbs. The connection between the images onstage and onscreen are unmistakable, as their hearts beat as one.
The article is really interesting, includes more of an interview with me and discusses the rest of the festival as well.