RE: [-empyre-] Wrap up and horse flu

Yes thxs Melinda and everyone. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss some very stimulating ideas.  Look me up in-world if you wanna cont. 2 chat sum mor!! :)
Ricardo Paravane

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Adam Nash
Sent: Friday, 31 August 2007 10:43 AM
To: soft_skinned_space
Subject: Re: [-empyre-] Wrap up and horse flu

Hi All,
Thanks to everyone, and thanks to Melinda.

I would like to invite everyone to my new exhibition called Seventeen  
Unsung Songs, on the Odyssey simulator. The press launch is this  
Saturday (Sept. 1), with the public launch on Sep. 8 to coincide with  
an Ars Electronica linkup performance, but the show is available to  
anyone from the 1st onwards. Press Release below.

Seventeen Unsung Songs
East of Odyssey (37, 89, 32)

Adam Nash (Adam Ramona)

Seventeen Unsung Songs by Adam Ramona (Adam Nash) opens September  
1st, 2007

Odyssey presents a site specific installation By Australian artist  
Adam Nash (aka Adam Ramona in Second Life). Occupying most of an  
entire sim, Seventeen Unsung Songs is an artwork consisting of one  
large central piece, with 16 smaller pieces that are distributed  
throughout a forested landscape. These are interactive, immersive  
audio visual works based on a 16 tone rational scale, which Adam Nash  
devised. Viewers experience the exhibition by wandering through the  
wooded sim to find pieces like "the Moaning Columns of Longing"  
nestled in a grove of euclyptus. Wandering a bit, one comes upon the  
the large, central piece which consists of 5 emotional/audio/visual  
"zones" with amorphous borders. It is very broad and tall. Viewers  
need to fly to experience it fully, and the longer a viewer spends  
within the piece the more it evolves. All of these works engage the  
viewer through interaction, some are designed to work between  
multiple viewers. This large scale installation of Nash's work in SL  
follows his own "Ramonia: Garden of Immersive Sound" and "A Rose  
Heard at Dusk" which is on temporary exhibit above the Odyssey  
amphitheater. Seventeen Unsung Songs opens September 1st, 2007 and  
runs through November 1st.

On 30/08/2007, at 6:59 PM, Melinda Rackham wrote:

> Hi all,
> we are finishing up this topic tomorrow. it has been an  
> extraordinary month
> in terms of hotly debate and differing opinions on Second Life.
> While interesting to muse over these ethical, philosophical and  
> economic
> issues  in some ways it actually detracted form being able to speak
> critically about the intensities, victories  and pleasures, as well  
> as the
> strivings, failings and flaws of the seedling art practices which  
> exist
> inworld. I am hoping to revisit this topic in a year or so to see  
> how far we
> have progressed.. As no matter what your opinion of the SL medium  
> is -it is
> an extremely important area for  experimental arts, architecture  and
> performance  practices .. A crucible for exploring future virtual
> creativities.
>  .. And I really had such a good time on the pony ride  - Despite  
> running
> this forum  I haven't been a Second Life user at all regularly as I  
> have had
> that "penultimate lonely romantic empty city" experience that  
> Christian
> McCrea was speaking about.  However the visually and sonically rich  
> guided
> tour we went on last week just changed my experience of being in-world
> immensely, to one of fun, connection, emotional immersion and critical
> engagement.
> Unfortunately ...
> David from d.lux media arts has just told me that the ponies are  
> having a
> little bit of coding issue -they were reported to be bucking and  
> mating !!
> ( we also have severe horse flu in Australia at the moment as well  
> as server
> flu.. this is  truly true.. ) so no more horsey rides..:(  But do  
> sign up at
> d.lux for their next scheduled tour..
> Thank you all for your generous participation.. especially our  
> guests.. See
> their work if you havent already..
> --> Annabeth Robinson (UK) aka AngryBeth Shortbread
> --> Patrick Lichty (US) aka Man Michinaga,
> --> Stephan Doesinger (Austria) aka Doesi Beck
> --> Dr Ricardo Peach (AU) aka Ricardo Paravane
> second_life_artist_resid
> ency/
> --> Christy Dena (AU) aka Lythe Witte
> --> Dr Fabio Zambetta (AU) aka Fabio Forcella
> --> Kathy Cleland (AU)  aka Bella Bouchard
> page=staff&id=katclela
> ·
> --> Adam Nash (AU) aka Adam Ramona
>  ---> Melinda Rackham (AU) aka Marina Regina
> I will be writing a book chapter from this discussion and others I  
> have had
> back channel during the month. If I am including your text I will  
> contact
> you privately for permissions.
> Once again thanks and its nice to be back at  -empyre-
> best
> Melinda
> --
> Dr Melinda Rackham
> Executive Director
> Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
> PO Box 8029
> Station Arcade
> South Australia 5000
> ph: 61 8 8231 9037; fax 61 8 8231 9766
> Australian Network for Art and  Technology (ANAT) is supported by  
> the Visual
> Arts and Craft Strategy, an  initiative of the Australian, State and
> Territory Governments;  the Australian Government through the  
> Australia
> Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian
> Government through Arts SA.
> _______________________________________________
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