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PhotoSecondLife 2009

SecondLife - Teaching Project (2009)

Improvisation for two crowds - on being on and off-line
(funded by CETL, Queen's University Belfast)

This project approached the concept of improvisation from two sets of practices: Music and Drama, and ON and Off-line (being in the virtual environment SecondLife and in a real life theatre space).
Two major figures and educators in the field of music and drama were invited:

US based composer and improvisor Pauline Oliveros and UK based theatre director and author Chris Johnston (Fluxx company).

The project enabled students from diverse backgrounds to work together in the context of improvisation.

Documentation Blog


Our SecondLife space


Meeting in SecondLife


Final Showcase in the Brian Friel Theatre, Queen's University Belfast


Final Showcase in the Brian Friel Theatre, Queen's University Belfast


Some comments from our avatars:

Barry Bohemian: "It reinforced my love for improvisation! Everything on stage comes as a surprise"

Barry Bohemian: "Some of the drama students in the audience said they particularly enjoy the interaction between actor and avatar, like that was most peoples favortie bit."

Kristoff Adder: "I think the greatest thing was actually thinking about SecondLife, ...the mixed reality strategies have great potential"

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SecondLife - Real Life Performance / Study (2009)

SL'ÉTUDE: Performative Presence Rendered Across Worlds
presented as part of the DRHA 2009 Conference, September 2009, Sonic Arts Research Center Belfast.


SL'Etude

Quicktime Movie of the in-world game (click on the picture)

 

Performance at the DRHA 2009, Sonic Arts Research Center and SecondLife (edit)

 

General Set-up of the Work

SL'ÉTUDE: Performative Presence Rendered Across Worlds
(Performance/Installation Project 2008 - current, in design stage)

SL'Etude
SARC - set-up
Here is an edited video of the developing stages of the piece

SL'ETUDE

Set-up of virtual and real world environment




View of the Virtual World Environment



SL'ETUDE

LED-light set-up

SL'ETUDE

Gesture Tracking (LED lights on saxophone)

SL'ETUDE

Gesture Tracking (LED lights on saxophone)

For further pictures, see on flickr here

Also, more on my blog here

 

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