unique and authenticated virtual art objects
Crossing the Void II
, Second Life
opening receptions 31 January 7pm EST (1pm SLT) and 1 February 7pm GMT (8am SLT)
Artists Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern have each been exploring performance and performativity in their archival prints. Kildall restages then remediates iconic performance artworks in Second Life, and Stern straps on a scanner appendage and battery pack, and performs images into existence; both processes produce art objects in the real world.
For Crossing the Void II at Ten Cubed Gallery - new virtual space designed by New York architect Benn Dunkley - they were asked to produce unique virtual art works for sale in Second Life, which mirror their real life prints. In response, they created a series of "Simulate Editions", where every "print" is individually signed and numbered by hand, making each work "technically unique." The works are copy and modification protected, but also come with a resize script, so that the new collector/owner - and only them - can grow or shrink their purchase so as to fit into their SL space.
In addition to Kildall and Stern, also on the exhibition are Chris Ashley, Jon Coffelt and Claire Keating.