Is she a firestarter or a catlady?
Is she a firestarter or a catlady?
It was not possible to remove Alpha Auer’s garden a little to the back to create a space for a nice performance that would have made a perfect connection with the textures she had already used. She thought it was more important for the visitor to see her garden and to find an easy way to all the gifts of Alphatribe as if everybody is dying to have one of these gifts.
After I did not found a way to agree with my friends Kikas & Marma how to tackle this behaviour of the simowner, as Kikas & Marma could live with an evening with “just having fun”, I decided not to perform at all. And it was a good decision as what I already feared happened in an instance. All avatars who think they are hip and very DADA to be dress up like a lamppost, flying teapot or rabbit with a portable kindergarten attached landed in the middle of a disco where the cheerleader of duty showed them the shortest way to the danceball. In this pseudo art sim where celebrating carnival together instead of being witness of a performance nobody was paying any attention to the desperate attempts of Kikas & Marma to wear some sense, or it must be the Pic-reporters who think it is their duty to fill up facebook with 50 photographs after every event. You better don’t ask those people of the content of the pics they made, they would have no idea, but they are masters of tagging, nobody tags better than them.
In the end it was a gathering of old cat ladies who found some time between two feeding sessions of their cats to wear something weird; “Oh honey, look at me, I am flushing my neon skeleton in Duchamps urinoir”.
It is sad to see that an event that should be mind-popping major craziness was just a cheap market place with attached disco were the performers were reduced to clowns who had to do their best to keep the visitors as long as possible in the shop and make sure nobody would leave without some items.
A music stream was not possible so what did the hippo with the birds face and the space shuttle with the pearl earring? They danced until their pic was taken for facebook.
How else it went on Odyssey at the same time. A few pioneers tried out a hud that opens up your webcam which makes it possible that you move directly your avatar in distorted movements and interact with others in a real mind-popping major craziness. The streams crashed, the hud’s were not perfect yet, but boy, what a new possibilities. One warning, this is not for the elderly cat ladies, as they have to feed their cats, post their pics on facebook and let their avatar fly around as a teapot, all at the same time.
Should I participate in the promotion campaign for Alpha Tribe, where I thought earlier to be part of an art performance?
Kikas Babenco: We are wondering what part of the show you showed us yesterday was going to be performed today, because it seemed to us that you wanted to perform an aggression to Alpha Auer, by covering her garden and even the disco part. We don’t want to be part of that.
SaveMe Oh: So what are you suggesting? Yesterday night you were still calling it a great rehearsal?
Kikas Babenco: We suggest that you make a show, like many you already made, where we all are having fun. The last part where you were almost inside the disco covered everything, even ourselves. We are not in a mood of “sharp knives”
SaveMe Oh: For me the fun in this one has gone because of the position Alpha takes in this so it has become a basic freedom thing. I will do exactly as I feel like. The only other option I see is we won’t perform at all.
Marmaduke Arado: so you’re really into making it a miserable evening for the host?
and for us too? It’s also a basic freedom for us to decide if we perform or not irrespective of whether you say “we”.
SaveMe Oh: No, we worked together very well on a concept, but the host turns out to be a merchant who uses us as commercial signs. She even uses my title THIRD LIFE. That should give us some rights on a proper performing ground. If she wants to stick us between her garden and her disco as some kind of window-dressing we will provide some proper window-dressing.
Marmaduke Arado: The host doesn’t turn out to be a merchant, the host was always a merchant and it’s not your title, it’s the title of a project Philip Linden is working on.
SaveMe Oh: It is the title I gave Alpha this week in FB as I have all the stuff in my inventory for this performance under that name and I told her how funny that was. As the rl person is controlling a SL avatar who is controlling a third creature.
Kikas Babenco: I loved the first part, but then you began sort of suffocating everything, we even didn’t have space to perform
SaveMe Oh: Merchants need a good suffocation, but when I use the big boxes you will be visible very well.
Kikas Babenco: Yes and the big boxes let everyone see themselves and participate too, instead of just being parked.
Marmaduke Arado: Tell that to your grocer next time that he needs suffocating
SaveMe Oh: My grocer never organises my performances. But I am almost sure even that he would do better.
Marmaduke Arado: And he should be punished if he did?
SaveMe Oh: No, if he was so kind I would help him out with good advices and would hope he would listen to advice of a professional as I would listen to his advice on grocery items. Although I would not listen when my grocer would tell me I had to use sky settings AnaLu Outdoor City!
Kikas Babenco: We want to involve not punish
SaveMe Oh: To involve things have to be clear, here we have an obstruction that has to be cleared. Lucky for us is that the goal of the evening is a Mind-popping major craziness, so I would not be that concerned
Kikas Babenco: The sky settings are a detail and when I go to a place I like to know the sky settings suggested although I choose the ones I prefer. What is the obstruction?
SaveMe Oh: Space.
Behind banlines on the Pirats Art Kahos sim I met Quan Lavender with a strange green expression on her face. She looked ill.
Quan Lavender: Hi, why aren’t you banned here?
SaveMe Oh: I am banned
Quan Lavender: ???
SaveMe Oh: the banline is just behind you
Quan Lavender: crazy
SaveMe Oh: yes
SaveMe Oh: I am allowed to watch, but not to enter
Quan Lavender: You can be glad, so much great art to see
SaveMe Oh: You really think so? It’s one off the worst things I have seen recently
Quan Lavender: Yes, I miss a concept. Chaos does not work for me as a concept.
SaveMe Oh: I give you the PIRATS concept again. “Everything is done to make the owners Newbab and Merlina look more important” Thats their concept!
Quan Lavender: Ah noo, I don’t see that.
SaveMe Oh: And its not chaos, its controlled completely by those two
Quan Lavender: I think everyone is free to build what he wants
SaveMe Oh: I agree
Quan Lavender: You make some people more important then they are
SaveMe Oh: They do that themsleves already for a long time. And their ideas never work as they always put themselves in the middle
Quan Lavender: Sometimes ideas on art work, sometimes not. At least they do something, complaining is easy.
SaveMe Oh: Yes, you are not allowed to complain
SaveMe Oh: I am
SaveMe Oh: As I do something
Quan Lavender: I am free to say whatever I want and I do as you know
SaveMe Oh: Yes you are. But what you do? Not much.
Quan Lavender: But really, it is no fun for me to invest much energy in works that I don’t find interesting
SaveMe Oh: That I can undertstand so my advice is not to invest any energy in this.
Quan Lavender: thanks
SaveMe Oh: Unless you dare to point out an increddible bullshit. But you don’t dare those things, I know.
Quan Lavender: Oh no, there is much more worse to see
SaveMe Oh: I know, but that was not the discussion
Quan Lavender: But what to discuss here? The artists here are people whose work I like. It is just not interesting here. But on the other hand it does not harm or annoy anyone.
Quan Lavender: So what to write about? To me it is just not interesting.
Quan Lavender: And now, if you will excuse me, I jump back home, as I feel a major puke coming. Bye!
My dear friends Kikas & Marmaduke invited me to participate on a performance on Alpha Tribe. And yesterday night we came to a great concept for the performance coming Sunday. To make this work the sim owner had only to make some adjustments…..
Alpha Auer: what do u want different?
SaveMe Oh: Ok, here we go, the stage will be in 3 parts. First part is the avatar parking
Alpha Auer: which avatars?
SaveMe Oh: the visitors
Alpha Auer: no, this is way too close to the sim border, in fact this is the sim border. They will have to land further inside otherwise it would be too dangerous, they would crash
SaveMe Oh: You can move the whole platform as you wish. What is important is the following…
SaveMe Oh: Now you have your “garden “in the middle of the platform
SaveMe Oh: We want it on one side as a backdrop
Alpha Auer: Ok you want me to move the garden? That is easy, tell me where?
SaveMe Oh: All on one border side of the platform
Alpha Auer: Further back? Like this?
SaveMe Oh: As far as possible so we have the middle part for performing
Alpha Auer: this is as far back as it will go. It is leaning right up against the back edge now. Is this good?
SaveMe Oh: We will be with 3 dolls the size like this!
Alpha Auer: I would do this inside the garden, not outside of it. It would be far more effective. My humble opinion of course.
SaveMe Oh: No it is not
SaveMe Oh: When we go inside there is too much fuzz.
Alpha Auer: Also – and this is important for me – I would like people to see the garden. Not have it be obliterated which right now it is
SaveMe Oh: We are not your garden guides
Alpha Auer: Ok, I will speak to Marma
SaveMe Oh: We do a performance, people can see before or after the garden
SaveMe Oh: We are not dolls in a garden
Alpha Auer: I can leave the garden in the back but I see no point in it. The point, as far as I was given to understand by Kikas and Marma was that the performance would be created around alpha.tribe
SaveMe Oh: All is with your textures
Alpha Auer: They came up with this idea themselves, and the whole idea was to focus on alpha.tribe
SaveMe Oh: Ok, then they have something else in mind as which we agree on yesterday
Alpha Auer: So what I think would be better is to not to shove the garden in the background but instead to cover it. To perform “inside” it so that the garden and the performance become one thing, a whole. The textures alone don’t do it. It becomes a completely separate thing
SaveMe Oh: Ok, count me out! Bye.
Alpha Auer: And the garden might as well not be there at all.
Am I controlling her or is she controlling me? And who is taking who to the Third Life?
Some of my dear readers will call the cops, some will try to activate the international organisation for child protection, others will try to locate the little town to wipe it from the earth with a drone attack, but today I gave two online workshops to the children of a school in Rossano Veneto, Italy. As it is hopeless to change anything in the stubbornness of all the old farts in Secondlife who continue day after day to glue one prim to another I decided I would save my energy for the young generation as they might be open for the real possibilities of a virtual world.
What I was teaching them? What fun it is to wear art, to play with art and that only after an intensive hour of attaching things and wearing items you are really in the mood to finish with a nice ice-cream in the wearable Nighthawks cafe from Edward Hopper.
With attached black lines they all jumped up and down in front of a Mondriaan canvas and with shining poles attached they must have feel of digging in an artwork of Jesús Rafael Soto.
Here not the endless coucou from bored elderly people at an opening of an avatar parking or the hurted diva leaving the stage after an intrusion from somebody who would like to play too, but everybody running around like crazy to play along. There is still hope for the future. And another reason why these Italian kids were alright? When I showed them how you could glue the face of Silvio Berlusconi on a cube they all screamed: DELETE DELETE.
Want to read more, see their blog: http://artedland.eu/?p=1598
Their experiences should be there soon!