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Monday, August 10, 2009

Real-Un-Real: Imagery from the Virtual

Netfilmmakers are hosting their 17th edition of new media artists and art talks Real-Un-Real around SL machinima and I was fortunate to be invited by curator and new media artist Sachiko Hayashi to be one of the 3 artists who will exhibit a machinima on the site and give an artist talk in Copenhagen on 8/23/2009. The other artists that I feel lucky to exhibit along side are long time net artist and author Alan Sondheim and the celebrated SL artist Gazira Babel. Alan and I will be present for art talks on 8/23.

"Real-Un-Real" exhibit in the words of the curator : “The purpose of this edition is to present “machinima,” a new genre which has been on its emergence as an established art medium. The three works presented here are created with avatars, and all the artists are well active in the virtual world Second Life that has attracted much attention from artists of various fields (architecture, music, visual, performance, etc). While the selected works take advantage of possibilities with virtual world imagery in various ways, the common denominator for this selection has been their focus on alternative narrative quality not confined to filmic story-telling.”

The "alternative narrative quality not confined to filmic storytelling" led Sachiko to choose my machinima and art piece Broken Rainbow Cloudy Night. This machinina can be seen on my Vimeo page here. I'm looking forward to sharing my work and exchanging ideas with Alan, Sachiko and local Danish new media art enthusiasts while in Copenhagen. I will also be posting on the Netfilmmakers blog soon next to Alan's post. I will also post more on my blog during the event in the coming weeks.

Netfilmmakers’ 17.edition:
"Real-Un-Real: Imagery from the Virtual"

Curator: Sachiko Hayashi

Presents works by:
- Alan Sondheim
- Gazira Babel
- Juria Yoshikawa (SL) / Lance Shields (RL)

Launch and artist talk:
Date: August 23rd 2009. Time: 13:00-16:00
Place: Medical Museion, Bredgade 62, DK-1260 Copenhagen K

About Netfilmmakers
is a non-commercial net gallery and netart and netvideo which exhibits a new edition every 3 months and is curated by guest curators - Danish and international. Every edition addresses a new theme which explores content and form to explore the net as a space of art. It is partially supported by the Danish Arts Council.

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