Yoshikaze "Up-In-The-Air" Second Life Residency Presents
8-14 February, 2011
at HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden
Opening Hours : 8am-4pm (Weekdays)
Opening : 8 February Between 2pm-4pm
Mixed Reality Performance by the Artist at the Opening at 3pm (CET)
Open to SL Audience at 6am (SLT)
Live Streaming of the Performance: http://www.asquare.org/work/yoshikaze
Yoshikaze Second Life Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/HUMlab/95/215/351
"Identity is the basis of my practice in Second Life, a practice which forms a part of my larger networked practice that deals with networks as a site and context for artistic initiation, creation and discourse. …Online worlds such as Second Life however move identity beyond the codified online usernames or static visual iconography that we have until now employed." (Garrett Lynch)
Centered around his avatar as the sole subject of his ongoing research into virtual identity, Garrett Lynch represents a new generation of Second Life artists for whom the shift in focus from novelty in the virtual to a deepened sense of the virtual has come to emerge as a natural progression. By incorporating Google Earth, Max/Msp and CamTwist into Second Life art practice, Lynch's work establishes a unique path which inquires into our confounding cognitive process of differentiating the real from the virtual. Beneath his tech savviness that expands Second Life's boundary into several external devices lies the core of his exploration into the nature of representation in the era of virtuality, the unknown territory of multiple realities which even encompasses several layers of virtualities.
During December 2010 and January 2011 Garrett Lynch has produced a number of remarkable works at the Humlab island in Second Life as the resident Yoshikaze's "Up-In-The-Air" artist. Yoshikaze is proud to present these works in an exhibition at HUMlab, Umeå University, between 8-14 February 2011. In conjunction with the HUMlab exhibition, the Yoshikaze studio in Second Life will be open to the public.
For more information, please visit http://yoshikaze.blogspot.com/2011/02/announcing-garrett-lynch-exhibition.html
Sachiko Hayashi: Yoshikaze Curator
James Barrett: SL HUMlab Sim Manager
Yoshikaze "Up-in-the-Air" Residency (http://yoshikaze.blogspot.com) is a Second Life residency programme run by Sachiko Hayashi with James Barrett from HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden. As part of HUMlab (http://www.humlab.umu.se/english), Yoshikaze supports SL artists in their pursuit of virtual art practices and researches.