After Meat Mustard

First Mandel Solano pretend he was forced to ban me because Noke Yuitza and Betty Thureaud told him to do so and now this pseudo artists without a backbone IM me to lick my ass again.

I dont shoot people

Mandel Solano: Hello SaveMe, sorry I was feeling down, I forgot you SaveMe, but now you have permission to visit LEA23 again:)

SaveMe Oh: What a glorious day, all the events have finished?

Mandel Solano: There be new events:) Next weekend, but not so big.

SaveMe Oh: Well warn me when I start to be so awful to you as you have been for me.

Mandel Solano: Hehe

SaveMe Oh: You are a disgrace and you know it.

Mandel Solano: Mario2 Helstein make particle shows

SaveMe Oh: I hate fireworks

Mandel Solano: He has problems with his computer then we can’t have so much visitors as last time

SaveMe Oh: Well maybe you 2 can celebrate together nice and quiet

Mandel Solano: Visit or not is free:)

SaveMe Oh: You have no idea what it means to be free. Kill one day and kiss again on the next day wont help

Mandel Solano: Some part of freedom is to let others have freedom to make mistake or ugly things them self

SaveMe Oh: Tell that to some great dictators off all time.

The Panic Room

When artists are not allowed anymore to make the greatest outrages off time subject of their art we have reached censorship in its most fundamentalist appearance. That’s why SaveMe will play a concerto for the freedom of expression among those who are threatened with extinction.

The performance online will start at 22.30 in Two Fish (UTC+01:00) on 26 november and will be part of the Posthuman Corporealities Network Festival in Lisbon, Portugal.

Transcending borders

Transcending borders

On this website are also links to 3 streaming channels which will do a live broadcast of the event.

Members of the jury

Members of the jury

Too blind to see

Too blind to see

Coming homeComing home

The Truth About An Assumed Crime

Copied from Vaneeesa’s blog:
sepia-toned photo of Vanessa Blaylock sitting on a bench on a London terrace overlooking Trafalgar Square and with the superimposed typography: "My So-Called Life" and with inserts for "Boring" and "Virtual" indicated so it reads "My Boring So-Called Virtual Life"

Activity No.11


Sat & Sun, 15 & 16 November 2014
Noon-Noon PST / 20:00-20:00 GMT
Virtual World: Second Life
Livestream / Virtual Lifecast: Firestorm > XSplit Gamecaster > Twitch
Home Page:


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Cass Ushimawa

When the 24-hr stream started at Noon PST on Saturday, Cass was the first friend to IM me and the first to drop by the terrace of my new London flat. (24 hours later, Sun would be the last to drop by, then at the yacht moored at the troubled Yiff in Hell sim.)


During the 24 hours I wound up at a total of 16 locations:

sepia toned photo of Soto Hax holding a lemonade in her hand

Soto Hax came by and performed an amazing fire dance for us! All that dancing and all that fire left poor Soto really parched and exhausted. Fortunately I’d just made some fresh squeezed lemonade with obscene amounts of sugar (yum!) which was the perfect thing for revitalizing the weary performer.

screen capture of Vanessa Blaylock's chat window showing 44 open IM conversations


It’s difficult to really count the number of participants in this Activity. In something like a Parade, someone tends to join in or not, and so it’s easy to count. In this 24-hour drunk-walk through virtuality peeps participated in different ways. Some came along to different locations, others chatted us up while there. It’s harder to say. One thing I can note is that by the end of the 24 hours I had 44 chat windows open.

Photo of 3 dogs each with a head in their mouth

SaveMe Oh came by and gave us a a piano recital complete with barking and talking heads.


By some miracle I streamed for 24 hours straight without a viewer crash or stream break! Dumb luck I’m sure, but thanks to all the great tools that helped!

Viewer: Firestorm
Capture: XSplit Gamecaster 1080p HD
OS: Windows 7.2 Home Premium, 64-bit

CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @3.07 GHz
RAM: 12 GB
Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 770

Performance: Ultra
Draw Distance: 1024m
Shadows: Sun/Moon + Projectors
Anisotropic Filtering: On
Antialiasing: 16x
Depth of Field: Enabled

Frame rate was occasionally as high as 30, sometimes single digit, but overall it looked pretty smooth. Smoother in fact than the frame rate would suggest.

sepia toned photo of Ilse Pinklady working a DJ mixing console

After hanging out on the terrace of my Trafalgar Square apartment for a while, Johan Neddings (“Mr. Neddings”) invited us to a preview of a new Amsterdam dance club, I Am Trance. It opens next Saturday, but tonight this “dress rehearsal” was full on and DJ Ilse Pinklady was mixing some awesome sounds. Plus she was super sweet. And wore laser-beam glasses!

sepia-toned photo of Trilby Minotaur dancing with her eyes closed.

It’s funny how a word like Trance can become just another music style. You sort of forget that it’s an altered state of consciousness. A spiritual experience. Trilby danced most of the night with her eyes closed. DJ Ilse was really in the zone and Trilby seemed transported to an astral plane.

photo of Agnes Sharple and Johan Neddings watching as Vanessa Blaylock does a headspin

haha, while Trilby was busy having a deeply spiritual experience, Vanessa-the-dweeb was showing off headspins to Agnes & Neddings. In the upper-left of the frame is DJ Ilse looking on us with generous amusement.

photo of Bejoo Cerise dancing at a disco in Amsterdam

photo of Pruitt Igoe at I Am Trance

So this guy IM’s me and who should it be but Pruitt Igoe! OMG the legendary Modernist Architecture failure! It was so awesome to meet him. I tried to chat him up about the Tokyo Capsule Tower, but he wasn’t having it. I think he was more interested in some private dancing! O_o

photo of Agnes Sharple dancing at the Amsterdam discotheque I Am Trance

sepia-toned photo of Vanessa Blaylock and Agnes Sharple dancing at the Amsterdam discotheque I Am Trance

It was so great to be dancing at this hot new club, I Am Trance, with Agnes and Trilby. They’re my oldest and best friends in this world. Gosh, who can even count how many projects and antics we’ve all collaborated on. Trilby covered dOCUMENTA (13) for us, and Agnes opened the Asylum in Your Embassy clothing shop, featuring balaclavas and other fashionable apparel.

photo inside the discotheque I Am Trance. A very high angle from the lighting trusses looking down on the dance floor

photo of Lace Jewell dancing

Lace had us all geeking out with stories of running Firestorm for Linux on her laptop and getting way better performance.

Skye Fairywren dancing

SaveMe Oh playing piano

We danced for a long time! It was so fun and DJ Ilse was so in the zone! Then finally SaveMe Oh dragged us over for another piano recital. IDK exactly what happened, but the next day some good friends were pretty pissed off and upset because apparently SMO / our presence, was harassing their private VR home. They were too upset to say very much and SMO is not the world’s most reliable messenger, so IDK really what happened.

Funny thing is, SMO’s derailed performance works and upset me plenty in the past, and I was always impressed by how elegantly and deftly these friends dealt with her at their performances. I guess everyone has limits.

For something like half the people I know, SMO is a great artist who should be accommodated and respected. For something like half the people I know she’s a disruptive art-griefer who should be banned. I know a university professor who thinks SMO is the most important artist in SL. I have a really smart friend who thinks you should just ban her and speak her name no further.

I know I’ve had to adapt the work I do so that if she shows up, it’s work that isn’t destroyed by her interventions. But I also know that she does add a lot of visual energy to a world that isn’t always that exciting. In Summer ’13 I had an LEA AIR sim and SMO installed some work there. At the Alice in Cornelland project I learned 2 things about SMO:

  1. She’s one of the hardest working, most serious, most dedicated artists in SL.
  2. She has absolutely zero respect for you or your work.

SaveMe Oh playing the piano

SMO’s performance had a set change from Manger to The Gross Clinic.

NicoleX Moonwall dancing waist-deep in water

NicoleX did a water ballet for us.

photo of RMarie Beedit's back showing large "wings" tattoos spanning across her scapula

RMarie and some guy.

avatars standing on a beach

On the beach outside SMO’s concert. Unbeknownst to some of us, we were unwelcome invaders of someone else’s virtual property.

Vanessa Blaylock being pushed across a sim by 2 trolls

You can meet both cool new peeps and trolls simply by wandering around long enough. But in this activity we met some of both from peeps watching the stream. Thanks to Mr. Neddings for telling me how to set it up so peeps could find us. The cool news is that we met peeps like Wilmer and Desu because of the stream. (I met Wilmer back at I Am Trance, you’ll see his photo coming up shortly at the big LEA12 dance series). The more complicated news is that the stream brought trolls in. This first pair was the softer trolls. They pushed me around for half hour and I mostly thought it was amusing.

avatars in a snow scene

After some time being pushed around a variety of sims, I’m not really sure where, someone, I’m not sure who, maybe Ivy Tivianne, invited us over to this Winter Wonderland at the RUDE sim sandbox.

photo of Ivy Tivianne with pointed ears and  diminutive wings

Ivy landscaped the winter wonderland scene at RUDE, and later she took me over to another beautiful scene she landscaped at Buenos Aries City.

photo of the avatar "Katy Perry"

Fitty Something standing

the avatar Natsu wearing a dress with a heart-shaped cleavage cutout

I’m not sure how we connected to Ivy, Katy & Natsu. Maybe also from the stream. In a little bit Wilmer is going to whisk Trilby and I off to a cool dance series at LEA12. I think I get lost or something and anyway I’m standing next to this dancer in her dressing room and Natsu, who’s still at RUDE but watching the stream, IM’s me that she knows the person I’m standing next to! haha – it is a small world after all. (and yes, in the morning Mr. Neddings is actually going to make me ride It’s a Small World at Disneyland!)

Isadora Alaya standing in a bowling alley

I wandered around RUDE for a while, and then crossed this WWII-like razor-wire wall to the next sim CVNT. They had a bowling alley and Isadora Alaya came to join me. at first it seemed like the pins were made of cast iron! I’d throw the perfect ball and only knock down one pin! :( But after a while I got the hang of it. Instead of rolling the ball down the alley, you make an aerial throw of the ball up in the air and 3 lanes over – it’ll hit the gutter and bounce back into the middle of the pins and you get a strike every time!

Jaicya Albright and Vanessa Blaylock sitting on a couch.

And then as already mentioned, Wilmer turned us on to this huge dance concert series going on on LEA12. The place was packed, but Jaicya Albright was nice enough to share the sofa with me.

Mackenzie Raveup in a black Prada suit announcing a performance

Mackenzie Raveup was the MC announcing performances when I arrived. I thought she was the MC, but I was about to learn that there were multiple companies performing and she was the MC for the 6pm SLT Elysium performance.

Daiwa Bellic in a latex catsuit

I noticed that the LEA12 sim is currently owned by the Euphoria group, and that the Euphoria group was founded by Daiwa Bellic. I IM’d Daiwa to learn more about the performance. I didn’t know if she was even at the performance or if she was, where she was. We IM’d for 20 minutes or so and then I saw this woman in a very shiny latex catsuit and who should it be but Daiwa.

Daiwa kindly passed on a lot of information about the event. It turns out Elysium wasn’t theperformance, but one of sixteen performances over 2 days!

poster for the Dance Galaxy event


November 15th and 16th 2014

This Showcase Festival is an opportunity for the Second Life dance community to come together in one place at one time and share their vision with their peers. It is a chance for us all to see each other’s work, meet new people, make new friends, and reconnect with old friends. It is a celebration of creativity. We also welcome people new to the Second Life performance art scene, and hope you will delight in this celebration of human imagination. Come see what is possible in Second Life!!

Wilmer Nirvana at the Dance Queens performance at LEA12

I’d met Wilmer back at I Am Trance in Amsterdam, and he brought Trilby and I over to LEA12 for the Elysium performance. And then we wound up staying for MaHal and A&M MOCAP Maniacs. The trolls kind of made me think I wouldn’t want to use again, but Twitch is also how we got to meet Wilmer and Desu, so you never know. Wlimer and Desu are really awesome, so I guess meeting them was worth being dragged around for half hour.

Selene Nirvana dancing in an Alice-in-wolderland like costume

Selene Nirvana? Wilmer’s cousin?

a dancer in a furry bra and a moose headdress

3 dancers on stage

Sarah Elisabeth Brenham dancing on stage

3 dancers in a tribal village setting

The awesomeness of A&M MOCAP Maniacs! Two hours after meeting Diawa, I got to see her dance. And I later learned that Babypea was the producer of the whole 16 company event.

I made this dance as a tribute of sorts to the pets I have had over the years. Losing an animal that you love as a family member can be as painful as losing a human family member.

— Babypea

Vanessa, Wilmer, Desau and Trilby on a Terrace overlooking Trafalgar Square

What a virtual night! We danced for hours at I Am Trance, got pushed around by some trolls, and then watched three hours of dance at LEA12! By the time we got back to the Trafalgar Square flat I was exhausted! I pretty much passed out the minute my head hit the pillow. Wilmer played some acoustic guitar and kept Desu and Trilby and Trilby’s pink llama company for a while.


Like the original Jennicam, the idea here wasn’t for me to be awake for 24 hours, rather it was for the camera to keep rolling whatever I was doing. So if Pruitt Igoe had had his way with me, well some retinas would have been damaged. And if I got sleepy, I’d sleep. Vanessa gets to sleep. But the camera doesn’t blink. And lucky for us all, Muddy snapped some pix of activities on the terrace during my little 6-1/2 hour nap. I think he might stitch them together in a movie and call it While You Were Sleeping.

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Nappy time pix courtesy of Muddy! See more on G+

Sisi Bidermann and Vanessa Blaylock talking in Bidermann's "Art Garden"

When I got up there was an announcement about Sisi Bidermann’s Art Garden, so I headed over. She’s installed a variety of paintings in a landscape. It’s so Monet!

You already heard the one about

I had no Monet, to pay for Degas, to make the Van Gogh

right? Sowii! I am bad. Bad! Bad! Bad!

Vanessa Blaylock and Agnes Sharple having tea at Maid Cafe Blossom

After a little morning art walk in the park, Agnes and I metup at Maid Cafe Blossom for tea and biscuits. Agnes is like the best friend I have in this world. Still, it must be said, when Agnes comes over,do not put out your good China! Agnes does not respect your China.

Standing in line at Maid Cafe Blossom

After tea & biscuits I stood in the MCB “Camping Line!” Do you remember camping? It’s like 2009 baby! At MBC you wait in line for half hour or so, and then when your turn comes up you practice piano for 10 minutes and get paid L$3! Easy Street!!

Mouseworld with Neddings & Muddy

After piano practice Mr. Neddings whisked Muddy and I off to DisneylandMouseworld… I forget exactly what they’re calling it now… but you know the place! We rode The Train, The Carousel of Progress, and It’s a Small World!

Isadora Alaya with her legs crossed in a yoga or meditation pose

After a full dose of Disney sugar Isadora invited me to a half hour of meditation at Kannonji Zen Retreat. Aero used to meditate here before her cheerleading practice (seriously).

Vanessa Blaylock standing next to a bear on a hillside

When our morning meditation was done I walked the Kannonji grounds for a while and came upon this, thankfully not so hungry, bear.

chest-length portrait of Desu in sepia-tone

Desu and Vanessa chatting on a deck outside some cabins at Kannonji Zen Retreat

Desu came by these cabins at Kannonji. She’s Wilmer’s girlfriend. He introduced us last night at the dance festival at LEA12. We talked about stuff. She spent a chunk of time in Minecraft, and is quite new to SL. She’s been looking at Blender to import mesh, but didn’t know you could also use in-world tools to make stuff with prims.

photo of Apmelina wearing an "Intellectual Bad Ass" t-shirt.

In between Disneyland and Kannonji, I stopped briefly at the courtyard near the Tower Bridge in London. while I was there I started chatting with Ritose Fride. Of course my conscious mind did not chat with Ritose while I was meditating because it was in a focused state of relaxation and meditation. Of course you can IM autonomously, can’t you?

After Desu and I talked at the cabins for a while, Ritose offered to show me the shop where she’d gotten her wonderful mesh body, so we were off to the Belleza sim. Isadora came along and Apmelina and others joined in.

a very very very muscular man named TONY

At Belleza we met TONY. He spells his name in all caps, and hey, who’s gonna tell him not to! Compared to TONY every other guy is just a girlyman!

After feeling TONY’s biceps for a while, and going all Emma Stone over his abs (and marveling at, yet avoiding, his package if possible) I asked Ritose where she liked to dance, and she said her favorite place was The River, so we went there.

Ritose Fride dancing at the club The RIver in the virtual world of Second Life

Vanessa Blaylock's wrist with a TAG Heuer like sportswatch on it

Ritose gave me this awesome watch she made. Is it a TAG Heuer? No! It’s a Ritose!

6 avatars dancing in a line at The River

The River was a fun dance place. I chatted with Owner / GM Flee (fleurty1) for a while. Like so many places in SL, just really great peeps.

5 avatars standing in snow and surrounded by snow covered trees

We had fun dancing at The River, and then since Desu hadn’t really worked with prims, I asked if she wanted to go over to Ivy’s “Winter Wonderland” (RUDE sim sandbox) and play with some prims.

screencap of the Second Life Firestorm viewer in Prim Edit mode showing editing tools for a selected primitive object

Mireille and the gang pitched in showing Desu how to stack, shape, and even twist prims. She almost finished a 4 poster bed!

photo of an avatar wearing a giant Nicholas Cage puppet head

As everyone knows, you can only stack prims for so long before you get an irresistible urge to put on a giant Nicholas Cage puppet head and dance! Thanks to Wilmer for passing them out to the VB Friends group! :D

half dozen avatars dancing on personal dance floors

And then Wilmer passed out personal dance floors! Does it get any better than headspins on a personal dance floor in a giant Nicholas Cage puppet head?

I didn’t think so!

woman in  a big white wedding dress surrounded by avatars wearing Nicholas Cage Puppet Head Masks

Next MadKrazyBitch showed up. She’s in the big white wedding dress, surrounded by the rest of us in Nicholas Cage puppet heads. She didn’t stay long but she seemed like a lot of fun.

a chaotic scene with many elements

And then somewhere after the Nick Cage masks, and dance floors, and MadKrazyBitch, and I’ll admit throwing more than a few frogs and bananas myself, this griefer, who I’ll just call Troll Mob II showed up. Actually I think he’d been there for a while and only started griefing after we started throwing stuff. So maybe it was partly our fault. But he was kind of abusive. The earlier Troll Mob seemed more harmless or amusing, this guy was a lot more aggressive.

The photo above is actually before he started griefing me. Unfortunately I guess I was too scared or disoriented and I didn’t take any pix of the griefing. It was a lot of flashing yellow spikes covering the screen. He held me down and pushed me around 3 adjacent sims for 20 or 30 minutes.

7 avatars standing on the deck of a ship

An artist friend of mine once said,

If you’re really serious about your work, you kind of have to hate everybody else’s work.

Of all the right and wrong things I’ve ever heard, I think this thought might be the most right and the most wrong. There is some truth here. Think about the early days of photography when peeps said it wasn’t “Art” because it wasn’t painting. So many photographers spent so much time trying to achieve “painterly effects.” But it wasn’t till peeps like Ed Weston and Ansel Adams said F-that! We don’t want to be painting! and created Group f64 that photography really came into it’s own.

Or backup bit from there when a group like the Fauvists were told their sloppy work sucked and wasn’t even art, just the mess of wild beasts. They said that’s right, don’t you wish you could run with us!?

I can’t deny I’ve sometimes been dismissive of things outside my focus. Focus is good. Sort of.

But I’ve also come to believe more and more in the essential importance of creating community. I’ve stopped doing Virtual Performance Art and moved my focus to Virtual Public Art for precisely that reason. The days of Vanessa the Choreographer who tells people where to stand and how to move are behind me. My focus now is on inviting avatars to express their identity and develop their community.

It’s amazing that in a short 24 hours I could meet multiple Troll Mobs who take pleasure in creating misery, and also people like Babypea Von Phoenix and Daiwa Bellic who work so hard to teach others, share knowledge and opportunities and create community.

I watched a brilliant but difficult artist like SaveMe Oh burn friendships with 2 of the people who I thought genuinely liked her, and then I met Wilmer and Desu and felt like we became such good friends so fast.

Johan Neddings took us to all kinds of cool places and Muddy was kind enough to take pix of me sleeping. I got to dance with my best friends Agnes & Trilby, and somehow we didn’t even get banned or ejected from any sims the whole 24 hours.

Vanessa Blaylock & Sun Mellison standing on the deck of a boat

And then as the griefer started to get bored, Sun showed up and The Sun came out as the skies cleared.

3/4 length portrait of Sun Mellison standing on the deck of a yacht

And as the 24 hour livestream wrapped up, and the skies cleared from all the griefing graphics, I snapped this pix of Sun with the sun on her face. Everything seemed so promising again.

Musical Soirée

A special report from Swedish journalist Kandinsky Beaumont.

Once upon a time on Mt Whitney the sound of delicate tunes broke the winter silence.

One of these beautiful afternoons at the landingspot of Kandinsky´s Mount Whitney Lighthouse were it snows only inside the pergola.1294512_752868894788005_2861605235215780022_o

My dear friend and neighbor Cat and I had been to Apollons Blue Tuesday club and listened to some jazz and blues. We rested now in my winter cottage and the only sound we heard was from the comfy sparkling fireplace and our friendly soft voices.


A strong bump and an ice crack noise from the outside scared away the Cat. I did not worry, my place is a regular landingspot for flying houses.


It was my other dear friend, SaveMe Oh, who came for a visit with her just staged musical performance. She brought her grand piano and her herd of pigs. The clinks from the piano mixed with the grunts from the pigs. Such innovatory and original music!


More audience showed up. I had some difficulties concentrating to the music as this man, whom she had put in some restraint, showed up. Maybe it was an experiment to force him to really listen?


Her song was utterly beautiful. We all gathered closer by hearing this miracle.


I was so moved, my tears flooded the place and threatened to drench all of us


The army of men rushed to save us and she turned to the organ for her next song so my tears dried completely. My severely insane penguin found an interesting friend.

The concert ended in a crescendo when my old school telephone started to ring amidst the organ tunes, the evening star jingled, the army of saviours mumbled, my iron whale closed up snorting. The sound picture was a magnificent mirage and we all went to bed completely exhausted. Was it real or was it just a rehearsal?


Steaming Streaming Stalking

Yesterday Vaneeesa Blaylock was streaming 24 hours her live adventures and as she is not known for having a lot of ideas herself it didn’t took long before she asked me to choose some landmarks. After we hardly could move in the Londen area I took her and her followers to a quiet nice parcel next door to Kikas & Marmaduke, former lovers of performance art.

The day after we evaluate the event in group chat.

Vaneeesa Blaylock: 24 hours of live streaming! And no crashes! What luck!

SaveMe Oh: Very good, and it only costs me one destroyed collaboration.

Vaneeesa Blaylock: Collaboration destroyed? What did I mess up this time?

SaveMe Oh: Our LM from yesterday is considered as stalking.

Vaneeesa Blaylock: The place where you had the zebras and stuff?

SaveMe Oh: Yes.

Vaneeesa Blaylock: Sun has “Second Life” underwear! They thought we were stalking them?

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This Kikas Babenco send around in the Senses Places group just after our visit:

Kikas Babenco: Hello everyone, I’d like to let you know that I’m out of this project because I don’t want to be involved with someone who has been stalking me.

SaveMe Oh: But tell me? We were just visitors, weren’t we?

Vaneeesa Blaylock: Maybe she was referring to something / someone else… I didn’t even see Kikas yesterday

SaveMe Oh: They run away when we came for tea.

Marmaduke Arado: Just to make things clear: the stalking Kikas is referring to is SaveMe Oh stalking us (again) at our home last night. Not the zebra stuff. Over and out.

SaveMe Oh: We were doing a 24 live streaming event, dear Marmaduke and your neighbourhood was happily chosen to be part of it. A big honour. And the zebras love the green grass of your neighbours. Tasty and fresh.

Vaneeesa Blaylock: What’s the point of IMing if only the person you IM to can see it? Shouldn’t everything be open to the world!?

SaveMe Oh: Group chat should be a rule

Kikas Babenco: Hello, the stalking I’m refering to, as SaveMe Oh knows very well, was her presence yesterday 25 m from our house, after other attempts to disturb us. That’s the stalking!

Vaneeesa Blaylock: Thanks again everyone!! 24 hours LIVE streaming!! With no crashes even! So great to have all of you be a part of it!!

SaveMe Oh: Kikas, I was taking Vaneeesa and other friends to your neighbours place to be streamed live into the wide world. Your neighbours place will be famous for being part of a 24 hour streaming event. Maybe she will be so kind to keep the 24 hour online so you can search for your (almost) contribution.

Why Call The Police When There Is A Fellow Artist Volunteering To Do The Dirty Work?

To my surprise I could visit without problems the LEA sim of Mandel Solano but today I found myself at once banned there. Time to ask Mandel what could be the problem.


Mandel Solano: Hello SaveMe:) I can’t see that you are banned

SaveMe Oh: Me neither, but last week I could go there and now not anymore. Maybe your neighbours arranged it? Who is the region owner of LEA 23?

Mandel Solano: I’m the owner + some LEA people

SaveMe Oh: You are the sim owner but you have bosses above you. Who rule everything?

Mandel Solano: Can you enter LEA24?

SaveMe Oh: Lea 24 is from Betty Tureaud?

Mandel Solano: Yes maybe, I do not know.

SaveMe Oh: Of course I can’t go there. Maybe she asked for it. Afraid me disturbing her land from your side. Who is the region owner?

Mandel Solano: I do not know how things like that work

SaveMe Oh: Jayjay? Quan? Solo? You have to ask one of them. Tell them you want me to have access to your sim. Maybe Betty had an event and asked the politburo to ban me. Will you do something about it? Or you prefer it stays like this?

Mandel Solano: It’s the people in the LEA group

SaveMe Oh: Who give you the LEA permissions to build?

Mandel Solano: The group. I’m owner of this SIM. Zero Lindens.

SaveMe Oh: But who gave you those rights? Are you blonde or what?

Mandel Solano: I do not remember

SaveMe Oh: An acute attack of Alzheimer? With whom you had correspondence about your LEA grant? Jayjay? Quan? Solo?

Mandel Solano: Maybe it was Solo Mornington.

SaveMe Oh: So tell him you want me there and he has to settle it. Let me know when you have arranged it.

Mandel Solano: There is a show at Friday evening on both LEA23 and 24 together, maybe Betty feels that you should try to disturb that.

SaveMe Oh: And what do you feel?

Mandel Solano: I do not know with you SaveMe, you have done it on other places too. What do you say about that?

SaveMe Oh: You support repression?

Mandel Solano: No but I do not support destruction and humiliation either

SaveMe Oh: I am not able to destruct, nor do I practice humiliation. You want to press charges anyway? Maybe you could ask for my arrest? Or maybe you can ask them to kill me without a trial?

Mandel Solano: Hm but you do that with attached objects, or do you not?

SaveMe Oh: Do what? Tell me what you have attached at this moment? Is that forbidden in SL?

Mandel Solano: How does that have implication now? You can’t tell me what I wearing

SaveMe Oh: Nor can they tell me what I can wear. So you support oppression?

Mandel Solano: You wearing disturbing objects or particles.

SaveMe Oh: Do you have a definition of disturbance? What if I wear art?

Mandel Solano: They do that sometimes even with me and eject me.

SaveMe Oh: You approve that?

Mandel Solano: And I try to adapt to that

SaveMe Oh: Is their judgement better than your own?

Mandel Solano: Sometimes it is:)

SaveMe Oh: In my case never.

Mandel Solano: Not always:)

SaveMe Oh: I never ban or eject people. Are you aware SL gives you the tools to mute? So in case of eject or ban somebody decides for others what they are allowed to see or not. It’s called censorship. Do you approve censorship?

Mandel Solano: The only way a sim admin can protect his/her sim is to ban.

SaveMe Oh: Why, they can tell everybody they have a mute button and let the people decide them self. Do you need somebody to decide that for you? Are you not capable to judge for yourself?

Mandel Solano: if an avatar wears things so big and disturbing that nothing else can be seen that’s censorship too, made by one against all others

SaveMe Oh: Everybody can mute that

Mandel Solano: Not if you are new in SL.

SaveMe Oh: So you feel the need to protect the newbie’s?

Mandel Solano: It takes time to learn how to behave in SL, SaveMe.

SaveMe Oh: Did you ask the newbie’s if they need your parental guidance? : I prefer to learn myself.

Mandel Solano: Yes I always help them if I can

SaveMe Oh: So help them with explaining! Or you prefer to teach repression?

Mandel Solano: If SL shall survive we need more people in SL not less.

SaveMe Oh: So to make SL grow you approve repression? I had the idea you might be an artist, now I know the answer.

Mandel Solano: People leave SL because of idiotic people here

Mandel Solano: You do not SaveMe

SaveMe Oh: I am very disappointed in you. I wish you a happy life with your LEA friends.

Mandel Solano: Don’t be I love your work on the right spot:)

SaveMe Oh: The right spot for my work is everywhere

Mandel Solano: You must apply for a LEA Grant, I think:)

SaveMe Oh: I am already locked up in a ghetto because people like you

Mandel Solano: Talk with PatriciaAnne Daviau if she has not blocked you?

SaveMe Oh: There is only one thing to do, you tell them you want me on your sim. Don’t hide behind others. You are the sim owner, I am banned. You accept that or not.

Mandel Solano: But you need to act less aggressive against other people

SaveMe Oh: I don’t have to do anything. I am a free human being.

Mandel Solano: I did arrange to have Betty’s and mine sim together. I can’t go against her. : I need to ask her first, SaveMe.

SaveMe Oh: First you pretend you didn’t know she was your neighbour, now you have an arrangement. So you are a liar too.

The Night SaveMe Oh Was Killed Again

Shot from behind

Always ready to help out a friend this night I decided to upgrade a show from DD. But some people in the audience were inspired by IS and smelled blood.

dj12 Magic: SL has been alerted! And they will be here soon to fix this. As soon as they can was what I was told.

Fuschia Nightfire: What problem?

Kontroverse: I don’t see any problem.

Fuschia Nightfire: Nor me.

Josef K: Everything works fine here .. no problem

Roxy Gellar: It’s not for everyone. But if you mute the person you’d rather not see or hear? Problem solved

Fuschia Nightfire: If SaveMe Oh goes, I go too

Kontroverse: SaveMe Oh has good effects, I don’t see the prob anywhere.

dj12 Magic: We are here for a different reason

Fuschia Nightfire: Ii agree Kontro

Josef K : Conformity is a problem

Kontroverse: In fact I’m enjoying a lot with DD’s music and SaveMe’s effects

Lita Loire: Has she not been invited to do these light shows?

SaveMe Oh: Invited???? As if I need an invitation

Josef K: Art is the solution

dj12 Magic: The show would be fine if it were not interfering with the intended purpose of this exhibition.

Fuschia Nightfire: I agree with that too Josef

Isadora Alaya: This stuff is garbage, it’s neither well programmed nor original

Lita Loire: It is extremely annoying and off putting

Isadora Alaya: It’s just basically a distraction, I don’t feel anything coming out of this at all

Roxy Gellar: Seems that the mute option isn’t as attractive as being angry?

Kontroverse: Garbage?

dj12 Magic: There ia a significant difference of opinion here.

Isadora Alaya: You should consider going back to the lab and rethink your methods

Lita Loire: hahaha

Isadora Alaya: Yeah, it’s total crap

Josef K: Some people like cute puppy pics and some like performance art

Kontroverse: Ah ok, then you never had been in a disco. The lasers and the ilumination don’t make feel anything

Isadora Alaya: I’m sorry, but this 3D mattress is just a joke

Kontroverse: No? What a mistake think that way. In my opinion, of course.

Isadora Alaya: There’s no mistake in the way I feel about this sorry display of ego

SaveMe Oh: Omg am I insulted by a pink elephant?

Isadora Alaya: It’s just childish

Roxy Gellar:.•*★¨`•  Aρρlɑuѕɛ  •¨`★*•.

Morlita Quan: Applause!!

Josef K: I have two of my favorite artists in action .. DD delivers the music and SaveMe Oh creates the fireworks .. it couldn’t be any better

Kontroverse: I just say that illuminate a scene, a video or photo, also part of the art

Isadora Alaya: Take your childish prank and go back to your studio and rethink your concepts.

SaveMe Oh: I was thinking as my next project to hang virtual paintings on virtual walls, what you think?

Lita Loire: Just right click, derender and blacklist :) Right click on the annoying light show. Stop wrecking this event. That is really unfair and very self centered as well as immature and giving art a bad name… which this is clearly not. No one would put those damn colours together. Get a fucking grip. Sometimes, getting attention this way is not the right kind of attention you need

SaveMe Oh: Yawn

Lita Loire: Oh go back to school you baby. Go away you horrendous little shit. You poor neglected sad little soul

Josef K: Looks like SaveMe Oh got banned from the sim

Isadora Alaya: Karamaneh )))

Governance5 Linden was flying by and killed the most famous artist of Secondlife that night.

Minutes later I recieved this:

Dear SaveMe Oh,

This email is notification of action regarding your Second Life account, SaveMe Oh, for violation of the Second Life Terms of Service or Community Standards.

Violation: Community Standards: Disturbing the Peace

Every Resident has a right to live their Second Life. Disrupting public welcome areas or scheduled events, the use of repetitive sounds or gestures, deliberate and obstructive prim littering, or intentionally slowing server performance using resource intensive scripts or lights are examples of Disturbing the Peace.


Linden Lab

The Burden Of Being Famous

We think a little to the left SaveMe

Mark Baar:  We are a media collective…… Dourced from Los Angeles. I, Mark Baar lead the loose group. We want to connect/work/ interview you or oh…”

Any response welcome.. Time unimportant, I collab with Asia and Europe often.

SaveMe Oh: What you want?

Mark Baar:  I would like to know more about you. Your relationship to the sim world Feminism as you see it and culture. We could interview you OR you could write a piece for us? Our web site has a space for articles and one for live interviews turned into pod casts. If you go to the web site and look under Jawsey talks you can see our articule on Pussy Riot and a pod cast from Martin Wong who is huge in the world created by “giant robot” punk asia and LA meet. Our web site again is …

SaveMe Oh: I only read my own website, and am not interested in your spam.

Mark Baar:  Ok. But this is not spam. I thought you were an artist of interest

SaveMe Oh: I am, so dont start with spamming your own stuff as if I have nothing better to do.

Mark Baar:  I dont think u understand. We liked your work and wanted to interview you this is not we dont need ever to spam anyone

SaveMe Oh: What is the first question?

Mark Baar:  So I wont ask again. But frankly with the artists we have lined up for interviews it’s your loss not mine

SaveMe Oh: Snob he? Pfff! So dont ask again. Never heared of you so that big loss I can handle.

kinda drifting into abstract

Dear Glasz DeCuir, Transcend Your Borders!

I know I always tell you that the only good movies you have ever made are the ones with me and I mean that.

You might be angry about that but still I want to ask you for a favour. Last week I agreed you send the movie Disappear (Simulator Crossing) to the The Transcending Borders 3D Art & Machinima Challenge from UWA. But now I would ask you to redraw the movie from the contest.

The reason for this is that Jayjay Zifanwe agreed to censor a movie from Nicole X because it contains religious images.

As we all should know religion is a human invention to ease the fear of death and it evolved in the most deadly weapon of mankind and used for centuries as a legitimization to murder other human beings.

When artists are not allowed anymore to make the greatest outrage off all time the subject of their art we have reached censorship in its most fundamentalist appearance so please, dear Glasz, redraw the movie.

Your college you admire so much, your beloved Tutsy could not come up with more than this on my request: Tutsy Navarathna: Je n’ai pas de conseil à recevoir de toi SaveMe. Je ferai ce que j’ai envie de faire. Ton intervention me donne même envie de ne rien faire du tout. Elle est aussi stupide et au même niveau que la censure dont on parle. Je te croyais plus intelligent que ça!

I hope you have more guts.

In case you won’t redraw the movie and you win all the prize money, which is to expect as you have SaveMe Oh as main actress, I want you to donate the money to Amnesty International.

Glasz DeCuir: Hello Jayjay
Asked by SaveMe Oh, -indeed i thought on that possibility, days ago reading Nicolex’ note card sent inword- to take out my machinima “Disappear” based on her live performance and in disagree about any kind of censorship on creative production I ask you to let out of contest our short movie.
Personally i think is sad the only reaction of this theme had been from a jury member, Apmel, not from artists. That talks a lot about SL arts vanity and low trust on arts power between Sl artist and machinimators who seems to look other side always a trouble can infect them.
Sadly I must do the same with the other machinima I sent “Guest Outsider”.
If your entity members review their criteria, and accept Nicolex’ machinima artwork, should be good news for ARTs.

I also asked Iono Allen to redraw his movies, here his answer:

Iono Allen I won’t Save.
I’m trying here to explain (too) briefly why, I am not searching to convince, but I would like that ppl understand my opinion.

I hate censorship, as I showed these days in posting what happend in Paris last week on a great commercial (and I underline the word commercial) event.
But here, for UWA, the context is quite different: it is NOT a commercial event, and all the thing that tries to make Jayjay is to promote SL (and UWA of course), and I know he spent a lot of energy on that.
Therefore, I give him the right to be right or to be wrong, the right to not do the things that I would have done: who am I to tell him what is good or what is bad?
Don’t forget that Jayjay, every year, has to convinced some of the manager teachers and responsibles in UWA, to give funds for the SL UWA sim, and for the organisation of this contest.
So this film by Nicole found him sit between two chairs (as we say here, but I’m sure you get the image).
He had to choose one chair (if he had a choice), and Jayjay KNEW what would happen, and all this fuss: so it’s a courageous decision (in my opinion).