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image from the dance party.

patlichty | Uncategorized | Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Top 5 fest @ BiW

patlichty | Uncategorized | Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Hey Virtual Art Fans…
This has been an unusually chatty month for SF, as I think summer has set in and we’re chiilin’large.

This week, we were at Brooklyn is Watching’s opening for their top top 5 and top 30 At Odyssey ande Kansas Univ sites.

Seems like GE (Scott Kildall was in Brooklyn for the physical event, and Pat Lichty (as Man Michinaga) was there virtually. Lizsolo tp’ed in from St. John’s.

Damned Gazira! Follows me everywhere…

patlichty | Uncategorized | Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Here are images from when I visited the Italian Consulate in NYC last month.

You can see why I’m protesting.  

Just revolting.

Italian culture has just gone down the drain…

Second Sight at the Italian Consulate

In attendance at Cao Fei’s RMB City 3rd Mayoral Inauguration

patlichty | Uncategorized | Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

At 2 PM Beijing time, 11 PM SLT on Aug. 2/1, the RMB city team announced that Jerome Sans would become the 3rd Mayor of Cao Fei’s virtual analogue of Beijing, RMB City.  As stated on the RMB website:

Jerome Sans is Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, and cultural curator for the hotel chain Le Meridien. He co-founded the innovative Palais de Tokio museum in Paris in 2002, and served as its co-director until 2006, and has curated numerous exhibitions worldwide. He is a singer and songwriter as a member of the rock band Liquid Architecture (www.liquidarchitectmusic.com). 

Since we created the “Dream Umbrellas” project for Fei in Deceber of last year for the Yokohama Trienniale, I wanted Man to be there, because he had been very absent from the RMB scene, and could actually make that time (1 AM, New Orleans time).

No one else from SF were on, so I invited Mab Macmorath, one of the organizers of the SLon Des Refusees that will be going up in a couple weeks, and we mainly observed.   Giana, and italian artist fromt he RMB  team, showed up about a half hour early, then about ten minutes before, Cao Fei and Jerome Sans followed, along with an entourage of avatars.

The event was to swear out Alan Lau, and swear in Jerome (who goes by SuperConcierge) - his platform is that of accessibility and interaction - a concierge who is interested in the interfacing of worlds, and the interaction with its residents.

Since Man will be finishing the Umbrella project in Sept-Oct, it’ll be interesting to see how Superconcierge will breathe more life into the RMB City project.

After the inauguration, we went into Fei’s giant Panda where we experienced a cyclonic money jar, and when I found myself being thrown around by the currency, one artist sid, “See? The market is a turbulent and dangerous thing.  You should be careful before jumping in…”

Too True.

More info HERE

Going to RMB City’s 3Rd Mayoral Inauguration.

patlichty | Uncategorized | Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Denizens at the Bar (Man and Mab)

gandhi gets a pizza.

patlichty | Uncategorized | Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Gandhi gets a pizza

Special Delivery to Gandhi by PizzaCicci and the Alien Empress.

patlichty | Uncategorized | Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Sometimes you might wonder what happens between SF perrformances.  We’re often not idle.  A lot happens.

The Other day, Lizsolo was practiciing her perrformance as breastfeeding Zombie Alien Empress, when she decided to inform a lot of us (Helfe, me, a few others) that she has figured out a way to broadcast live from SL.  I fired up the channel, and ther eon my screen, was the Empress at her breast, and I thought that this was the time for the Pizza Slut, PizzaCicci, to arrive on the scene,

Within minutes, the pizza truck was on screen woth liz, with a piping hot deluxe for her and her young’un.

But, off in the distance, what did we hear?  Gandhi (played by Joseph DeLappe) was in prison, and he was tired of gruel.  The Empress of the Underworld and PizzaCici to the rescue!

We went over there, to be confronted by his guard, but Liz teleported inside, and my pizza serving paddle went right throught he wall. Another satisfied customer!  Gandhi then returned the favor by doign some of his “REDACTED” performance tweets, and after an hour altogether, I logged off.  The amazing  thing is that we can now broadcast to people without SL running.

We live in science-fictiony times.  

 

A brief update.

patlichty | Uncategorized | Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I recently talked to a critic from ArtForm who asked whether we had gone dormant. Not so, just the blog…

So, in recent days, we:

Performed the
“Large Hardon Collider II”
“L’origine du monde” II
“Losing it” @ Arena
“Attacking DCA” @ Arena
“Double Happiness: Kill the Poor” @ Eyebeam NYC

And we will be doing a piece at Transmediale Berlin on Jan 31 around the idea of terror…
There may be a piece done at University of Colorado around Feb 16,
Car Bibbe 2 will be performed at the Bridge Art Fair @ Armory Show on Mar 7th,

So there. We’re not dormant.

We’re just slacking on telling you what we’re doing.
Sorry about that. 

 

Second Soup gets a nod by the Brooklyn Rail!

patlichty | Uncategorized | Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Howzit goin’, all purveyors of Pixels…

Patrick/Man here.  For those of you who don’t know I’ve been a sitting critic at Jack The Pelican Gallery for the past couple months with their “Brooklyn is Watching” region on Popcha.  However, our friend from Brooklyn, James Kalm (another regular at BiW) has given a great review of the project in the Brooklyn Rail.  He especially loved being “dry humped” by Gaz’ “Second Soup”…

Glad to oblige, James…. Glad to oblige. ;)

Second Front in Macedonia…

patlichty | Uncategorized | Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Hey, Virtual Performance Fans

(and drinkers of grappa)
On the 13th of September, I went to Skopje, Macedonia as part of the UPGRADE! biennial world gathering of New Media artists, representing the Second Life node.

For this event, I did a live performance of “The Hansen-Ono Piano Method”, which is an extension of Al Hansen’s historic FLUXUS work “Yoko Ono Piano Drop”.  In this action, my avatar (Man Michinaga) sits at the piano, while rains of pianos, anvils, sheep, and other whatnot rain upon me with cacaphanous results.

My schedule had been run amok by rain, as it was an outdoor space.

However, at 10:30, we had a shot of Grappa, plugged in, and decided to do it.  Lizsolo was online, joined me, waved to the crowd, and joined me at the piano.

The image you see is from the site; we had about 100 or so people at the location, with projection and live EJ/VJing happening that night, being run in part by our Paris friends Karol and Toto Donat.

However, the screen went live, and I set loose torrents of Mario snow as Man sat calmly at the piano.  The crowd cheered.  The pianos began falling; woo hoo!  Lastly, I was wearing Gaz’hat, and the question marks rained from the sky.  All was well.

The show was ended at about 10 minutes by hitting the power switch, and I announced that I had crashed the sim.  This was actually closer to the truth, as when I relogged in later, my sim manager at Columbia, had told me I had brought my sim to a screeching halt. As Gazira would say, “Ahahahah!”

The other funny thing is that after performaing a piece “In the Spirit of Fluxus”, I had fallen asleep by mistake, and at 4 AM, my old friend Larry Miller of FLUXUS called to see what I was up to.  Preternaturally strange.

I got to the airport by the grace of FLUXUS.  Also, thanks to Bibbe OH (Hansen) for her input on this piece.

I’ll upload images soon.

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