Written by ina on Wednesday, 14 of May , 2008 at 10:23 pm
Tags: building, creation, encore, megaprims, performance art, prims, primtings
So in the middle of setting up Primtings after posting the call for artists earlier today… Paula Dix aka Able Whitman(?) TP’s in and rezzes a megaprim. I got the confirmation earlier today (while at Skin City) from Wiz that Mega’s were disabled. But, apparently it’s only to do with server versions. Fortunately, the Primtings sim is fairly high up there and hasn’t been rolling-restarted yet.
That means - today we just had another round of “performance art”… Ina Atlas starts the hour off with Paula Dix taking on the next two hours. (Seriuosly, was feeling kinda super tired. Didn’t get much sleep last night.)
So the summary of the day so far goes… after the usual admin stuff including the RFL prom, sLiterary, Primtings, IM hell, customer service, I got to start blocking out a Mondrian out of megaprims (Composition). Several actually. TP’ed some nice people in to help, but most left at the sheer size and variability of the boogie.
Oh, also, we’ve gained two new excellent Primtings and possibly a third! Soon to be announced to group:-) Stay tuned!
The performance art today was (is — again I’m stealing time away from it, letting Paula please the crowd) interesting in that the sim was set to rez-all and anyone could rez.
Emotionally, my fave part of this event is that sort of Catcher-in-the-rye wholesome total good abandonness thing. Kinda like being the catcher of megaprims. Sorta giddy feeling as I rez a megaprim with huge expanse that displaces everyone momentarily until I either raise it and elevate people or move it and they all fall or just phantom it to not displace them even more.
All together though this event truly is performance art and it’s totally of philosophical interest, as well. I mean, where else but on Second Life can you have an artform that’s dependent on the audience and their ability/understanding-of-tools to create, a bunch of people being spontaneously decapitated or levitated or otherwise ballooned by blossoming megaprims custom created based on the people’s voice, and also corporate-community politics that initiatied the extinction-anon of the endangered speccies? (See my post from yesterday for something perhaps more coherent. I really need to zzz soon…)