Thursday, August 09, 2007

Das Kleine Field Recordings Festival

Saturday August 10th 5.30pm CET (8.30amSLT)


Performances will take place at a purpose built deck above Virtual Haidplatz on Odyssey Island

The events on Odyssey are being held in parallel with RL performances at RAUM in Berlin, Schwedenstrasse.

Read more on the Das Kleine Field Recordings Festival Blog, and at the Das Kleine Field Recordings Festival official website.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Classy places to fall asleep #1

The tentacle monster!

If you recognise yourself in this picture, and you would like me to take it down, do get in touch and I will be happy to do so - just as soon as I can stop laughing ...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Another n00b bites the dust in Virtual Haidplatz...

It was a great pleasure at the weekend to welcome AdmiralOwen Merlin to Second Life. Admiral, a writer, attended PgUp at the Notice Gallery in Deptford. He is writing a piece on the exhibition and Second Life art and artists in general.
I met Admiral on Saturday in Virtual Haidplatz when he was a mere 48 hours old. Fau Ferdinand and Zodial Semple joined us and we encouraged Admiral to do his n00b duty and hop into Fau's All n00bs are Sailors pot ...

You: admiral did his n00b duty hehe
Zodial Semple: did he dance naked in it?
You: oh no forgot that bit
You: get back in!
AdmiralOwen Merlin: nope , clothes on . although the server has removed my clothes from time to time
Fau Ferdinand: yeah yeah
Zodial Semple: not truely initiated til you naked in the pot :-)p
Fau Ferdinand: all noobs blame the servers
You: he's not going to is he?

You: omg
Fau Ferdinand: hehe
AdmiralOwen Merlin: this is NOT going in the article
Fau Ferdinand: woohoo

Zodial Semple: I still see clothing
Fau Ferdinand: me too
You: yes c'mon hehe
You: lol what an intro to sl
AdmiralOwen Merlin: it wont let me go totally nekkid
AdmiralOwen Merlin: oh now it did
AdmiralOwen Merlin: almost
You: right click urself
AdmiralOwen Merlin: delay
You: remove clothing

You: weyhay!!!
Fau Ferdinand: that a noob :)
Zodial Semple: ok go on with your interview :-)

AdmiralOwen Merlin: phew
You: ah now do u know yet how to get dressed again?
Fau Ferdinand: nooo
Zodial Semple: lol
Fau Ferdinand: don't tell him
AdmiralOwen Merlin: too late
You: ah a wise n00b
AdmiralOwen Merlin: told ya i spent an hour or so practising!
Fau Ferdinand: don't you know the interview trick where you imagine
You: hehehe
Fau Ferdinand: the person interviewing you neekid ?
You: we have strong minds
AdmiralOwen Merlin: got ma sneaks back on
AdmiralOwen Merlin: interview continues!
Fau Ferdinand: yup :)

Thanks Admiral for being a great sport!

Fau told Admiral all about her work and Admiral asked a lot of hard questions about Second Life for his article. Meanwhile, Zodial recklessly rode her horse on the SLippery SLopes, DeThomas Dibou's marvellous structure built for the AOM performance of the same name (more on this below) ...

Later on, I attended the opening of Douglas Story's new installation, FlowerBall, with music by AldoManutio Abruzzo and scripting by Desdemona Enfield. To view the work, there were a few preferences that needed setting and a bit of a teleporter mystery tour, but it was all worth it ... this installation is amazing! If you haven't been yet, do go along, do set your preferences, take friends and try it in mouselook ...

AdmiralOwen attended later, when he had the opportunity to ask Douglas more about his work.

On Sunday evening, Admiral and I had the great honour of attending a special repeat Avatar Orchestra Metaverse performance of Wirxli Flimflam's SLippery SLope so that Evo Szuyuan could make a documentary video.
Unfortunately, I was having a few computer problems and didn't manage to get any pics, but Wirxli has written an excellent blogpost about the event here, and DADA Rau has archived some great pics and the chat history here.

Composer Wirxli Flimflam turns up blinging like a rock star (picture by DADA Rau)
Evo, in her famous SLippers, videos proceedings (picture by DADA Rau)

Miulew Takahe's poor n00b friend, Hopi Jun, apparently recovered from his harrowing experience at the hands of Fau Ferdinand, also attended and made some fabulous sound recordings ...

Click here to get your own player.

What I really like about Virtual Haidplatz is the way that over time, different layers have been superimposed from the various activities that have taken place there. This location, originally built for Pomodoro Bolzano's "xxXtenxion - this is not a webcam, this is cyberspace" event in May, has proved itself as a real functioning town square and meeting place.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why I love NCI Plaza #2

The dancers are so cute :-)


This is just a very quick, but ENORMOUS thankyou to all who made PgUp possible -

- Fau Ferdinand and Gazira Babeli
- Wirxli Flimflam and Fwwixli Swindlehurst
- Douglas Story
- Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
- Katrina Anderson
- Odyssey and Pomodoro Bolzano for the fantastic venue
- Notice Gallery, London for the other fantastic venue
- everybody who donated raffle prizes
- everybody who has documented the events, especially those who are more together than I am with sorting out their video footage
- all the members of the Pages Exhibition team who helped out at Notice
- the audiences at both venues for their boundless enthusiasm and colourful asides
- my family for not strangling me
- anybody else I have forgotten

you are all stars!
spin xxx

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

All n00bs are Sailors Video

Crank up the bass, folks! another of Evo Szuyuan's wonderful videos ... Fau Ferdinand (aka Yael Gilks) and Gazira Babeli's All n00bs are Sailors, as performed on 28 June for PgUp ...

poor, poor Hopi and Wirxli!

Monday, July 09, 2007

More PgUp Pics and Audio

Miulew Takahe of Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and Marco Manray have both posted some great PgUp photos over on the Odyssey art site ...

here is Miulew's image of Gazira Babeli at Douglas Story's Chambers and Landscapes installation on June 30. More of Miulew's pictures can be seen here

and this image, by Marco Manray, shows Fau Ferdinand performing the terrifying All n00bs Are Sailors on June 28. More of Marco's images can be found here

There is some rl video in the pipeline, I promise! Meanwhile, Miulew has podcast some wonderful sound recordings from Avatar Orchestra Metaverse's performances for PgUp:

from 28 June ...
Rue Blanche

and from 30 June ...
Rue Blanche
SLippery SLope
Vickys Remix

You can listen to all of AOM's podcasts here

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

PgUp Performances Saturday 30 June - Part 3

This is the last of the three mega-posts about the second PgUp performance in Virtual Haidplatz on 30 June, although by no means the last of the documentation to come. Further down are posts about Douglas Story's Chambers and Landscapes, and Wirxli Flimflam and Fwwixli Swindlehurst's Ageplay Performance Residue #1 which both took place earlier in the day, as well as the performances from Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and Fau Ferdinand which took place on Thursday 28 June
This post will cover Avatar Orchestra Metaverse's grand finale for PgUp which included two premiers - SLippery SLope by Wirxli Flimflam and FRAGULA v0.1 by Miulew Takahe.
Wirxli has once more beaten me to it with his blog, where you can see a video of SLippery SLope made by DannyDarko Raymaker with sound recorded by Miulew Takahe. Also on Wirxli's blog you can get a rare insight into the workings of AOM as he has posted the full score of the piece ... fascinating stuff! It demonstrates well how much detailed planning and coordination goes into AOM's work. I was also pleased to see from reading the score that by wearing my blue dress I may have played a part in the musical composition.
While the orchestra tuned up and precached in the square, we were treated to a short RL performance in Notice Gallery as performance artists Katrina Anderson (right) and Lisa Weger drew the raffle in an extravagant fashion.

Miulew Takahe: are london having a good time, spin?
You: yeah
You: elderflower champagne is flowing
You: they r getting quite rowdy!
Wirxli Flimflam: ok..I gotta tune my cello
You: k 5 mins then yes?
Miulew Takahe: i must relog to the other comp. with big screen -otherwise i never do the slopes
Miulew Takahe: brb
Wirxli Flimflam: as soon as our hyperinstruments pre-cash to account for lag, we are ready, Spin
Wirxli Flimflam: pre-cache
Wirxli Flimflam: some notes are still not working...need 2 more mins to warm up the cello
Wirxli Flimflam: is it the lag that is slowing down the cello?
Wirxli Flimflam: cello response time is slow
Wirxli Flimflam: oh well

Miulew Takahe: hello paco!
Miulew Takahe: are you in frankfurt (RL) now?
Paco Mariani: we are. maxxo sit´s beside me
Wirxli Flimflam: the orchestra ready?
You: we have lag?
Wirxli Flimflam: serious lag
Wirxli Flimflam: oh well
Wirxli Flimflam: the piece can still happen though
Miulew Takahe: yep, np
Miulew Takahe: it is named SLippery SLope not without a reason! ;))
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh
You: lag is an extra musical element!
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh
Miulew Takahe: SPinster, do you want me to introduce?
Miulew Takahe: and then Wirx tell us some words on the premiering piece?
You: yes please miu u do it well
You: /london claps
Miulew Takahe: FIRST WIRXLI
Miulew Takahe: WILL YOU INTRODUCE THE SLippery SLope
Miulew Takahe: ?
Wirxli Flimflam: yes
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks for the intro Miulew
Miulew Takahe: thanx
Wirxli Flimflam: my composition is called SLippery SLope
Wirxli Flimflam: you see 3 different SLopes (Pink, purple, blue)
designed by DeThomas Dibou

Wirxli Flimflam: the orchestra is going to climb up them (or try to) while playing
Wirxli Flimflam: we all play something different when we fall to the ground
Wirxli Flimflam: it is very site specific
Wirxli Flimflam: the piece ends when all the members have successfully climbed all3 SLopes without falling
Wirxli Flimflam: wish us luck ;-)
Tayzia Abattoir smiles
Wirxli Flimflam: we will be starting at the base of the blue slope
Zodial Semple: Break a leg!
Douglas Story: break a leg!
Miulew Takahe: ;) can be needed! ;))
You: we'll be here for years!!!!
Wirxli Flimflam: I probably will break a leg
Douglas Story: (Zodial beat me to it)

The first of the intrepid musicians begins to scale the blue slope ...

aaaannd crash! (oh well, once in two days is not that bad)...

I was back online within seconds and because SLippery SLope is a long piece to perform, I had time to take loads of pictures ...

The musicians trek carefully up the blue slope ...

Miulew leads the way on pink ...

Woa careful Max! That's a narrow place to pass ...

The audience in London get nervous ...

On to purple ... doing well ...

Wirxli struggles up purple with two instruments and Fwwixli on his shoulders covering his eyes ...

Maximillian's HUD instrument shows off his Dorkbot tee...

Zodial Semple claps
myself Beaumont: /clap
Wirxli Flimflam: ok..the time is up so the composition is over
You: woohoo
Miulew Takahe: /THANK YOU!!!!
You: london claps

Wirxli Flimflam: I ALMOST finished the purple SLope ;-)
You: hehe too much wine wirx!
Miulew Takahe: WAY SANDS
Zodial Semple claps
Wirxli Flimflam: yes, Junivers made it through first :-)
Ika Cioc: VERY NICE!
Corinthian Fraker: Excellent!
You: well done junivers
Wirxli Flimflam: yep...there is something in that Elderberry champagne
myself Beaumont: bravo
Ambrooshia DeCuir: Fabules
You: elderflower!!!

Miulew Takahe: OK - ANY INJURIES?
junivers Stockholm: thank you all :))
Jasmine Cazalet: Bravissmo
Miulew Takahe: BROKEN LEGS?
DannyDarko Raymaker: great
junivers Stockholm: broke a leg
Maximillian Nakamura: thanks junivers
Wirxli Flimflam: please email all pix and vids to
Jannne Janus: hahahah
Wirxli Flimflam: and then I can blog it
Wirxli Flimflam: I broke both legs
Jannne Janus: ok
junivers Stockholm: :))
You: and
Way Sands: hahahah
junivers Stockholm: hahaha wirxli
Wirxli Flimflam: yes, and to Spinster as well
Way Sands: no doctor in sl???
DannyDarko Raymaker: ok
Wirxli Flimflam: Doctors charge too many Lindens in SL
junivers Stockholm: hehe
Douglas Story: yay
You: thank you so much aom for a fantastic premiere
junivers Stockholm: IM A DOCTOR hahahaah
DannyDarko Raymaker: ahahha
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks Fwwixli for riding on my shoulders...was it fun?
Wirxli Flimflam: Dr. Stockholm, I need drugz!
Miulew Takahe: HE-HE
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: yesss
junivers Stockholm: hehehehe
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I had pop corn
Wirxli Flimflam: can you write me a prescription?
junivers Stockholm: HAHAHAHA
Miulew Takahe: RUE BLANCHE
DannyDarko Raymaker: ops
DannyDarko Raymaker: so sorry
Way Sands: oooops ray
DannyDarko Raymaker: thanks for the pix is so much pretty

"Awesome Barman" Zaphod Hotaling was supposed to be working hard making sure everyone knew where the wine was ... ah well, you just can't get the staff nowadays!

IM: Zaphod Hotaling: here
IM: Zaphod Hotaling: ermmm
IM: Zaphod Hotaling: Hello London
You: /morning zaph, u awake now?
Zaphod Hotaling is Offline

Miulew Takahe: /THANK YOU! ;))
Zodial Semple claps
Zodial Semple: nice
Ambrooshia DeCuir: FAB!!!!
You: yay!!!!!

DannyDarko Raymaker: great
junivers Stockholm: YEAAAAAA
marco Manray: :-)

I could see that even though each event of the day had started pretty much on time, we were going to overrun, so sadly I only got one picture of Vicky's remix as I was busily negotiating an extension to the opening hours of Notice Gallery ...

Miulew Takahe: /THANK YOU !
Zodial Semple claps
DannyDarko Raymaker: clap clap
Miulew Takahe: ALSO A PREMIERE
You: notice gallery says we can overrun!!!
You: :-)
Miulew Takahe: CALLED FRAGULA V.0.1
Wirxli Flimflam: great..phew!

Smokers' corner ... grrrr ... I want a ciggie!

Wirxli Flimflam: it takes ages just to get dressed for each piece
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: howdy neighbour
Zodial Semple pats Fwwi's head
Wirxli Flimflam: Hey Fwwix
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ?
Wirxli Flimflam: did you want to sit on Daddy's shoulders again for this?
You: it is really difficult to get pics of ur musical instruments when they r doing their thing
Wirxli Flimflam: understood, SPin
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I should have built you a fwwix attatchment
You: yes
You: loud and clear!
Wirxli Flimflam: yeah...ooops
You: hello from london!!!!

Never trust a child with a camera ... this is a pic taken of the screen projection from a low angle ... erm ... does my bum look big in this?

Zodial Semple: Hello London
Wirxli Flimflam: crank up the bass, London!
DannyDarko Raymaker: CHeers LONDON!!!!
Maximillian Nakamura: hello london greets from berlin
Miulew Takahe: LET'S SEE
Miulew Takahe: BLUEWAVE... ARE YOU HERE?
Wirxli Flimflam: how much time do we have in overtime, Spin?
You: 6.30 latest
Miulew Takahe: OK...FRAGULA
Wirxli Flimflam: k
Wirxli Flimflam: 10:30 SL?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: yup

It is interesting to plot the development of AOM's instruments over time - each piece seems to become more visually striking than the last, from FADHEIT's invisible huds, through the understated instruments used for Vicky's Remix and Rue Blanche, then the wonderfully intricate Onomatophone until finally we have a visual feast with SLippery SLopes and these outlandishly huge animated attachments - what will they think of next?

Miulew Takahe: /THANK YOU! ;)
Zodial Semple claps
DannyDarko Raymaker: great
Zodial Semple: good show!
You: woohoo!!!!
Miulew Takahe: SPIN?
You: london says yay!!!!
You: yes?
Miulew Takahe: ;))
Miulew Takahe: YES....
You: yes!!!!!!
You: can't go home without we no crash!!!
Wirxli Flimflam: k
DannyDarko Raymaker: I'm the master of crashes
DannyDarko Raymaker: :D
DannyDarko Raymaker: like a monkey with a miniature Cymbals:D
Maximillian Nakamura: lets rock it :-)
Maximillian Nakamura: yea!
DannyDarko Raymaker: i gotta go real life call me ! Cheers London!!!
DannyDarko Raymaker: cheers Odyssey! and ITs Music!!
DannyDarko Raymaker: thank u to everybody amazing afternooon!

Wirxli Flimflam: nice dress Danny..I forgot to tell you
Maxxo Klaar: ya :-))
DannyDarko Raymaker: thanks my dear!
Danny is wearing the Light Gown made by Juria Yoshikawa for a recent installation

You: /woohooooo!!!!!
Susi Spicoli: hi guys
Wirxli Flimflam: :-)
You: /hey susi wb!!!
Susi Spicoli: how is it going?
You: /very well!
Susi Spicoli: wow
Susi Spicoli: looks like
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: /are london dancing?
You: yeah!!!!

Bingo Onomatopoeia: TAHANK YOU :-)
Joey Dhara: congrats
Zodial Semple claps
Bluewave Ogee: Hooray!!!!! :-)
Maxxo Klaar: yay!
Joey Dhara: clap clap
Maximillian Nakamura: :-)
Bingo Onomatopoeia: :-)
You: wooo hooo london claps

junivers Stockholm: BRAVO!!!
Miulew Takahe: /thank you all for listening
Joey Dhara: bravo
You: thank you so much avatar orchestra metaverse
Miulew Takahe: and thank you spinster for organizing all this
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: thank you
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks Spinster
Wirxli Flimflam: hope London goes well
Maximillian Nakamura: thanks london and all avatars!
Bluewave Ogee: thank you spinster
Miulew Takahe: thanks to odyssey island too
Wirxli Flimflam: looking forward to the documentation
You: and thank you to all the artists who took part in PgUp
Miulew Takahe: sugar seville
Wirxli Flimflam: hope there is some video too and audio
You: Fau Ferdinand and Gazira Babeli
Paco Mariani: we all ... ;)
You: Douglas Story
Miulew Takahe: and Pomodoro Bolzano group in Regensburg
Maxxo Klaar: big fun again, yeah!°!
Miulew Takahe: who buit this lovely square
Paco Mariani: thx, miu
Way Sands: se you ty
You: Wirxli Flimflam and Fwwixli Swindlehurst
Wirxli Flimflam: brb...
Wirxli Flimflam: thx
Wirxli Flimflam: our pleasure
Wirxli Flimflam: RL calls...brb
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: :)
Miulew Takahe: buy our tee's
You: yes and all those people too miu
Miulew Takahe: no you can have one if you want...right, bingo?
You: do take a programme and some wine with you
Miulew Takahe: ahhh wine would be great now!! ;)
Douglas Story: hurray for Miss Spinster!
You: and do check the blog
Paco Mariani: cool work, spin.. 100percent of pleasure
Bingo Onomatopoeia: T-shirts are free, hehe - add them to your collection :-)
Maxxo Klaar: where's the programmde, where's the wine?
You: if any of you have good pics, sound or video
Miulew Takahe: we also have AOM badges done by Spin! ;)
junivers Stockholm: please take a box with some fresh photos from this performance
You: email me at
junivers Stockholm: Byeeee alll and thanksssssss
Way Sands: thanks and bye alllllllllll
You: ty junivers - fast work!!!!
junivers Stockholm: auf wieder sehen
You: projector going off now!
Maxxo Klaar: thanks for the lovely box junivers an way
Maxxo Klaar: auf wiedersehn
You: k projector off
junivers Stockholm: :)))
You: anybody wanna b rude about london? hehe
You: am going for a fag
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh
You: then will come back to say bye
Paco Mariani: i´d like to, spin
Zodial Semple: hehe

Phew, what a fantastic couple of days! As I packed up my kit and said my thankyous to Notice Gallery, I began to really look forward to a pint, especially as it was the last day we'd be allowed to smoke in UK pubs ...

(yes that is a cigar)
(no I am not a man)

AOM Performances from Thursday

Video! Yay!

Thank you Evo Szuyuan for these excellent videos of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse performances for PgUp on Thursday 28 June ...

Rue Blanche, composed by Miulew Takahe ...

FADHEIT, composed by Maximillian Nakamura ...

Vicky's Remix (improvisation) ...

Wee.No.Kresh, composed by Bingo Onomatopoeia ...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

PgUp Performances Saturday 30 June - Part 2

So, my last post was about Douglas Story's "Chambers and Landscapes", the next post will be about Avatar Orchestra Metaverse's performance, but today, I will cover Wirxli Flimflam and Fwwixli Swindlehurst's "Ageplay Performance Residue #1"

Actually, Wirxli beat me to it on the blogging front - you can read his account, and view a video of the performance by DannyDarko Raymaker here

Wirxli Flimflam, of avatar performance art group Second Front is the sl foster father of iritating brat Fwwixli Swindlehurst. You can read all about their familial ups and downs on their blog. Today, in Fwwixli's first ever performance with her daddy, she will build in public following Wirxli's guidance.

As we arrive in Dethomas Dibou's workspace above Virtual Haidplatz, which he has kindly made into a beautiful white space for Wirxli and Fwixli's performance, the topic of conversation still seems to be drugs ...

Gazira Babeli: ACID?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: now
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: hehehe
Man Michinaga: Apspirins and Mountain Dew!
Wirxli Flimflam: oh, I could do with some aspirin and poweder too for my nose
Juria Yoshikawa: aaaacchhooo
Wirxli Flimflam: *powder
Chi5 Shenzhou: i thought you were straightedge, wirx ^o^
Wirxli Flimflam: narx in the audience, right?
Juria Yoshikawa: gotta happy feelin
Miulew Takahe: wirxli -- - there is much talk about drugs today - - what happened?
Wirxli Flimflam: it is called "too early in the morning not to do drugs", Miulew
Wirxli Flimflam: :-)
Miulew Takahe: ahhh i see - - ! ;)
Wirxli Flimflam: Danny always gets a breath of fresh morning air in Rome to keep him perky ;-)
Wirxli Flimflam: the coke is already in your air, Danny - you get it for free
DannyDarko Raymaker: sure and u can see the results:D it also going inside my computer
DannyDarko Raymaker: that's the crash was 4th
Miulew Takahe: /i got some acid down at Haidplatz one hour ago
Man Michinaga: ahahah
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh..quite the expensive computer...a snow crash?

I "force sun" to noon so that I get a good view of the performance. Meanwhile, Gazira, DannyDarko and Man set themselves on fire while waiting for Wirxli and Fwwixli to start ...

DannyDarko Raymaker: sorry i cant manage this
DannyDarko Raymaker: how i can stop to burn?:D
Gazira Babeli: i like orange fire
DannyDarko Raymaker: me too!
DannyDarko Raymaker: but who gives it to me
DannyDarko Raymaker: ?
You: PMSL!!!!
Douglas Story: pmsl?
You: pee myself laughing
Fleep Tuque: laugh!
You: sorry doug a very ENGLISH expression
Douglas Story: you'll ruin your only frock, Spin!
You: i have two frocks so there
Miulew Takahe: Fwwixli -- -what are you doing! are you flying high?
Wirxli Flimflam: I will be flying high before this performance is over, Miulew
Wirxli Flimflam: oh, fwwixli is always high
Miulew Takahe: ;) nice Wirxli

At the start of the performance, Fwwixli rezzes a sculptie, which I think may be a little too ambitious as a starting point for her first public build ...

Wirxli Flimflam: it is kind of a non-linear performance
Man Michinaga: It's SL's hottest performance today!~
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I'm tasting the lag
Wirxli Flimflam: the lag is tasty
Man Michinaga: tastes like chicken
You: shall we announce you yet in rl?
Wirxli Flimflam: sure...

Gin Dunscombe announces Wirxli and Fwwixli's "Ageplay Performance Residue #1" in Notice Gallery, and explains a little bit about ageplay to the real life audience ...

Susi Spicoli: is this being broadcasted into RL?
Susi Spicoli: (need to get my makeup right)
Wirxli Flimflam: yep, in London, Susi
Man Michinaga: Ony in Louisiana
Miulew Takahe: London receiving, Susi! ;)
Man Michinaga: and London
Susi Spicoli: how cool.
Oblique Strategies: How would you explain this to your parents?
Oblique Strategies: Slow preparation, fast execution
Susi Spicoli waves to her friends in London
Wirxli Flimflam: ahhh...the first question is most important "how would you explain this to your parents, Fwwixli"?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: London....
You: london waves back!!
DannyDarko Raymaker: London rules!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: secret...
Wirxli Flimflam: the Oblique Strategies also says that we gotta perform this fast
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...controller of this vast network...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...
Susi Spicoli: hehe
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...upon who's shoulders...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...ever alert...
Susi Spicoli: I am getting very warm...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...cut away you fool!
Man Michinaga: aahah
DannyDarko Raymaker: say cheese
Miulew Takahe: ;;) so goood - -the secret networks! ;)
Man Michinaga: hottest ticket in town
Douglas Story: /Wirxli is Ruthed to me...very sexy!
Gazira Babeli: how many avi could seat on a box?
Man Michinaga: We were all ruthed at Eno last night.
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: hehe the horror
You: on one box gaz?
You: or one each?
Gazira Babeli: one
You: big box?
Wirxli Flimflam: I still ruthed, Douglas?
Gazira Babeli: this one

hmmm ... six, I'd have thought, Gazira,one on each side, which would be almost as cozy as hopping onto "Come Together" with your friends ...

Wirxli Flimflam: I am Dr. Ruth
You: i see you fine wirxli
Douglas Story gave you Wirxli Ruthed.
Wirxli Flimflam: maybe we can make some seats for y'all
Susi Spicoli: I am getting all transfixed by the rythm..
Man Michinaga: I like the box
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks for the Dr. Ruth texture, Douglas

for the non sl residents reading this blog, I should explain ... sometimes your shape doesn't load properly ... sometimes you appear as default library woman (whether you are male or female) ... her name is Ruth ...

Original image by Douglas Story.

Zodial Semple: lol
Gazira Babeli: yes .. a box is a simple concept
Wirxli Flimflam: k...Spin, did you want to introduce us and then I can explain the performance?
Man Michinaga: be there or be octagonal
Wirxli Flimflam: I like to think outside the from it
You: notice guests would like to know if wirx is male or female?
Wirxli Flimflam: uhhhh..I am....uhhhh...
Wirxli Flimflam: SLemale
Gazira Babeli: Lindens are sexists
Miulew Takahe: and how about Fwwixli- -male or female?
Wirxli Flimflam: yeah, Phillip is such a guy,e h?
Miulew Takahe: or SLemale
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I'm a girl !!!!
Wirxli Flimflam: Fwwixli is rather sensitive about that
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: boys are smelly
Chi5 Shenzhou: sugar, maybe phil will make a cameo?
Miulew Takahe: sorry, Fw... i should now better..
You: good job you told us!!
Wirxli Flimflam: maybe Phil's alt is here?
Chi5 Shenzhou: yeah, but he's hiding
Wirxli Flimflam: Phil is probably hanging out with Eno in RL somewhere....sniff!
Chi5 Shenzhou: sugar won't pull him out of her inventory.
You: so fwwix is building under wirxli's direction?
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh
Oblique Strategies: How would you have done it?
Wirxli Flimflam: yes, welcome to our performance "Ageplay Performance Residue #1"
Wirxli Flimflam: Fwwixli is my daughter in SL
Oblique Strategies: Take a break
Wirxli Flimflam:
Wirxli Flimflam: anyways, she is going to build for Daddy today
Wirxli Flimflam: normally this happens in private but today...
Wirxli Flimflam: we have a public audience
Wirxli Flimflam: since I got nervous about doing this in public, I got a free copy of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies game last night
Oblique Strategies: Look at a very small object, look at its centre
Oblique Strategies: List the qualities it has. List those you'd like.
Wirxli Flimflam: so, I will click on it to get words of wisdom for what to build and how to conduct myself with Fwwixli in front of a public audience
Wirxli Flimflam: yeah, if everyone clicks on it, I might get a little flaky
Oblique Strategies: Imagine the music as a moving chain or caterpillar
Oblique Strategies: Ask people to work against their better judgement
Wirxli Flimflam: I will just pay attention to the words of wisdom that I click on
Wirxli Flimflam: now I will ask you to work against your better judgement ;-)
Oblique Strategies: Magnify the most difficult details
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ok dad
Wirxli Flimflam: no details to magnify yet
Wirxli Flimflam: oh, I will not always listen to the Oblique Strategies
Wirxli Flimflam: k..are we ready Fwwix?
Wirxli Flimflam: k..let me click on it now
Oblique Strategies: Idiot glee (?)
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: yessssss
Wirxli Flimflam: idiot glee?
Wirxli Flimflam: this a prank?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: laggg
Wirxli Flimflam: I will click it again
Wirxli Flimflam: yeah, let me ask how to deal with lag for the first object I want you to build
Oblique Strategies: Don't be afraid of things because they're easy to do
Wirxli Flimflam: k..great!
Wirxli Flimflam: I love easy things to build
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: me too
Wirxli Flimflam: k....can we start by building a simple pink lolli for me, Fwwixli?

You: eep!
You: go for it!
spinster Voom gets nervous ...

Fwwixli has abandoned her sculptie cube and is now editing a squashed plywood sphere ...

Susi Spicoli: you can do it!
Wirxli Flimflam: what size do you want, sweetums?
Wirxli Flimflam: I guess that size is good for the first
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: any thick stripe texture anyone ?
Wirxli Flimflam: maybe you can copy it and rez a whole bunch of them in a pile near the center
Wirxli Flimflam: do you have the American Flag texture in your inventory?
Wirxli Flimflam: let me see if I have one
Wirxli Flimflam: this first lolli might take awhile, but then it gets easier
Wirxli Flimflam: any requests for objects for Fwwixli to make, audience?
Wirxli Flimflam: I tried to pass you a texture Fwwix but it did not seem to transfer
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: it lags like hell
Sugar Seville: can you make a ping pong ball?
Wirxli Flimflam: I think she is halfway to building one of those already

Wirxli Flimflam: yeah, super laggy here
Susi Spicoli: for me it's fast, looking good
Susi Spicoli: make a lindwurm
Wirxli Flimflam: any requests for objects from the RL gallery in London?
You: i have no lag everytrhing looks great!
Wirxli Flimflam: what is a lindwurm?
Oblique Strategies: Remove the middle, extend the edges
You: asking ...
Susi Spicoli: a mysterious being, long, like a worm
You: elephant! haha
Wirxli Flimflam: ok..there you go..but how do we remove the middle?
You: shoes
Susi Spicoli: but less offensive, more on the cuddly side
Sugar Seville: sim stats look normal - probably network lag
Wirxli Flimflam: pink elephant?
You: big slippers?
Susi Spicoli: pink elephant is cool too
Wirxli Flimflam: hmmmm...
You: u really going for the elephant??
Susi Spicoli: we can teach him to dance later
Wirxli Flimflam: some of this might be too much to build in so short a time
Wirxli Flimflam: Spin, how much time do we have?
Wirxli Flimflam: I know we had to start late
You: 1/2 hour
Wirxli Flimflam: oh ok
You: beachball
Wirxli Flimflam: so Fwwix my sweets, we will have to copy the object you are making and rez a whole bunch of them to speed things up a bit

Wirxli Flimflam: I guess I will make a beachball while Fwwix is building this thingie
Susi Spicoli: a lollipop
Wirxli Flimflam: nice lolli!
Wirxli Flimflam: yaaaay!
Susi Spicoli licks her lips, expectantly...
Wirxli Flimflam: can you make it pink when you are done, Fwwixli my dearie?
You: oh THAT sort of lolly!!! hahahahahaha!!!!
You: PHEW!!!!
Wirxli Flimflam: you know your Daddy luuuvz pink
Wirxli Flimflam: what kind of lolli were you thinking of, Spin?
You: erm .... a cute lil dolly?
Wirxli Flimflam: uh-huh
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: oh I'll pink it for dad
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks!
Wirxli Flimflam: you're such a doll, Fwwix!
Man Michinaga: wiil u share, fwix? ;)
You: green
Wirxli Flimflam: share?
Susi Spicoli: i like the beach colours

Pink lollis are food for thought for Lynda Brockbank of Crescent Lodge - the design consultant for Pages Exhibition ...

Man Michinaga: pink!
Wirxli Flimflam: uhhhh....
Man Michinaga: the pink lolli!
Wirxli Flimflam: kinda confused there, Man
Wirxli Flimflam: oh ok
Oblique Strategies: Ghost echoes
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: that is as pink as it'll go
Oblique Strategies: Do we need holes?
Wirxli Flimflam: yeah, it is an all-day long
Wirxli Flimflam: one
Oblique Strategies: Emphasize repetitions
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: it looks yummy to me
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: if you don't want it
You: can i have an oblique strategies thing later wirx?
Wirxli Flimflam: sure thing, Spin
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: plenty of homeless ppl in london
Wirxli Flimflam: you can make copies for people, right Fwwix?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: oh yes
Wirxli Flimflam: I can give copies of Oblique Strategies to the homeless, no problem

Wirxli Flimflam: is my rather large beachball
You: it's a little ... flat wirx ...
Wirxli Flimflam: going to try and rez a few
Wirxli Flimflam: since this is a beach party after all
You: 2d
Wirxli Flimflam: oh...crud
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: take a copy
Wirxli Flimflam: what is wrong with 2D volleyball?
You: doug you got dressed!
You: nothing at all
Wirxli Flimflam: all the kids are playing it these days while surfing Facebook on their cell phones
Douglas Story: in RL, too...hehe
You: if that's what u intended :-)
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh
Wirxli Flimflam: uhhhh...

The real life audience is captivated ... they point and stare ...

Oblique Strategies: Remove ambiguities and convert to specifics
Wirxli Flimflam: oh I have to make some 3D ones then?
Wirxli Flimflam: it said to remove ambiguities
Chi5 Shenzhou: 2d is ambiguous
Wirxli Flimflam: arrrghhhh!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: oh it's ok
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: 2d / 3d
Wirxli Flimflam: is there a lazy way to make my beachballs 3D or do I have to stretch it?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: blur
You: you can type the dimensions in

The Second Life audience watch in wonder as Wirxli and Fwwixli build ... even Douglas has woken up ...

You: i like them 2d
You: make them physical so we can kick them
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: and I thought steching was the lazy way
Gazira Babeli: yes i like 2d too... politically uncorrect
Chi5 Shenzhou: uncorrect is incorrect
Zodial Semple: :-)
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I don't like blue as a taste :(
You: blue is full of vitamins fwwixli!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: heh it's no mod
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: you know how to change the properties in your inventort
elderflower champagne whispers: the bubbles go up your nose :)
lior Humphreys: is the performance finished already
lior Humphreys: ?
Oblique Strategies: Remove the middle, extend the edges
Oblique Strategies: Is the tuning appropriate?
Miulew Takahe: lior - still running! ;))
Wirxli Flimflam: still going, Lior
lior Humphreys: hi wirx
Wirxli Flimflam: but we are under intense time pressure
lior Humphreys: ok
You: you have 5 mins?
Wirxli Flimflam: 5 mins????
Wirxli Flimflam: arrgh

You: build faster!!!
Nebbie Loon: are those Churros?
Man Michinaga: AHAHAHAH!
Man Michinaga: Make it faster!
Douglas Story: churros! ha!
Man Michinaga: More spped! More volume!
Wirxli Flimflam: I cannot rush my daughter!
Man Michinaga: More acid!
Man Michinaga: I love it!
Gazira Babeli: more more
Man Michinaga: GO GO GO!
DannyDarko Raymaker: more
You: yeah all take acid!
Wirxli Flimflam: productivity is the devil's vice!
DannyDarko Raymaker: run run
DannyDarko Raymaker: :D
Wirxli Flimflam: looks great, Fwwixli
Man Michinaga: VICE IN A VISE!
Wirxli Flimflam: can you send me a copy ASAP?
Wirxli Flimflam: please make it transferable and copyable
Wirxli Flimflam: and modifiable
Wirxli Flimflam: when you are ready
Wirxli Flimflam: and I will give some away and rez a bunch before we are done
Wirxli Flimflam: gawd, I am so stressed, I gotta consult the Oblique Strategies
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I can't
Wirxli Flimflam: what would Eno do in this situation?
Wirxli Flimflam: no?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: you left it non copy
Man Michinaga: make holes?
Wirxli Flimflam: arrrrghghghghgh!
Man Michinaga: YAY!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: there's a fix
Wirxli Flimflam: k
Wirxli Flimflam: where there's a Fwwix, there is a fix
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: edit the object
Wirxli Flimflam: k
Wirxli Flimflam: I will do
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: the rezzed one
Oblique Strategies: Do the last thing first
Oblique Strategies: Call your mother and ask her what to do.
Oblique Strategies: Remember those quiet evenings
Wirxli Flimflam: the red one you made or the purple one?
Oblique Strategies: You don't have to be ashamed of using your own ideas
Wirxli Flimflam: MOMMY!
Wirxli Flimflam: ooops,
Wirxli Flimflam: sorry
Wirxli Flimflam: ok..phew!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: the flag
Wirxli Flimflam: k
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: the one I'm next to
Wirxli Flimflam: k...
Man Michinaga: you don't have to be ashamed of using other people's ideas!
Wirxli Flimflam: k...put that you are allowed to copy and modify
Wirxli Flimflam: is it ready for me to take and give back to you?
Wirxli Flimflam: I think I gave you the right version
Wirxli Flimflam: a lolli forest it is

Wirxli Flimflam: who wants a pink lolli made by Fwwixli?
Zodial Semple: I do I do!
Wirxli Flimflam: I will pass those out while she builds the larger one
Miulew Takahe: I want one!! ;)
You: me!!!!
Oblique Strategies: Go slowly all the way round the outside
You: they're great lollis!
Wirxli Flimflam: my sweetie knows how to make the sweets
DannyDarko Raymaker: ;)
Wirxli Flimflam: I am passing the lollies out one by one..this might take awhile
Zodial Semple: Looks like something made by alil brat alright :-)p
Miulew Takahe: thank you Wirxli
You: thank you
Wirxli Flimflam: ooops Sorry Fwwix
Wirxli Flimflam: you have that already
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: hehe
DannyDarko Raymaker: thanks
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: am I logged ?
Wirxli Flimflam gave you giant pink lolly.
Wirxli Flimflam: you are here
You: yummmmm
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: it's so scary
Zodial Semple: aww I didn't get mine

You: lick lick
DannyDarko Raymaker: slurp
Wirxli Flimflam: oh, one sec
Zodial Semple: :-)
elderflower champagne whispers: the bubbles go up your nose :)
Wirxli Flimflam: the bigger lolli ready, fwwixli?
elderflower champagne whispers: the bubbles go up your nose :)
You: bigger lolli!!!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: oh no
Douglas Story: ow!
Wirxli Flimflam: oh ok
Douglas Story: careful with that, Chi!
You: hehehe
Chi5 Shenzhou: whoops!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: think those are mnms
Douglas Story: I'm being spanked with a lolly
Zodial Semple: hehe
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh
You: should have made it physical so we could really do damage with them
Wirxli Flimflam: they are safe for kids
giant pink lolly: releasing controls
You: am sending ur chat to the lindens doug!
Wirxli Flimflam: I think they are kinds physical
Wirxli Flimflam: I am rezzing these for the hell of it
giant pink lolly: releasing controls
Man Michinaga: I can't eat this thing.
Wirxli Flimflam: they are good for something
lior Humphreys: sorry wirk i was away
Man Michinaga: It gets stuck im my torso
DannyDarko Raymaker: too sweet
lior Humphreys: what you gave me
You: do help yourselves to a PgUp programme and some wine from the table over there folks
lior Humphreys: btw
Wirxli Flimflam: no problem
Wirxli Flimflam: wine!
Wirxli Flimflam: there is wine?
You: elderflower champagne wirx
Man Michinaga: I can whine. Is that good enough?

Wirxli Flimflam: k...Fwwixli made some giant M&Ms instead
Wirxli Flimflam: let me pass those around
You: attach to head?
Wirxli Flimflam: who wants some M&Ms?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: lior does
Wirxli Flimflam: k
DannyDarko Raymaker: yay!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: oh
Wirxli Flimflam: Spin, did you get any M&Ms?
Man Michinaga: candyland!
You: k
Douglas Story: you know, the Disney lawyers are likely to be on you now, for trademark infringement.
Wirxli Flimflam: that is the idea..yaaay
Douglas Story: too close to Mickey!
Wirxli Flimflam: becuz the candyman can
Man Michinaga: I am impaled by sweetness
Wirxli Flimflam gave you giant m&m s.
DannyDarko Raymaker: ahahah
You: attach to nose!!!
You: hehe
You: wirxli and Fwwixli thank you so much!!
Wirxli Flimflam: no problemo
Wirxli Flimflam: can we leave these here?
You: yes please
You: can wirx and fwwix stand together for a pic please?
Wirxli Flimflam: ok..done
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: :)
giant pink lolly: releasing controls
Wirxli Flimflam: guess I gotta get back down to the AOM concert
Zodial Semple claps
DannyDarko Raymaker: cheers
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks Zodial
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: yup
You: london claps in wonder
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks everyone for being here
Chi5 Shenzhou: thank you, wirx
Wirxli Flimflam: and now, for the champagne
You: can wirx and fwwix stand together for a pic please?
Man Michinaga: /hat
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks, Chi5
Wirxli Flimflam: ok
elderflower champagne whispers: the bubbles go up your nose :)
Wirxli Flimflam: how is this, Spin?
You: lol
You: can't see fwwix for lolly
Wirxli Flimflam: Fwwix, you might want to stand on my left
Wirxli Flimflam: to avoid the lolly
You: oh she's run away!
Wirxli Flimflam: not again!
Zodial Semple: you're supposed to be getting your pic taken fwwi
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: was just checking on zodi
You: come and get a photo done please fwwix
Zodial Semple: get over there *spats your huney with the lolli*
Wirxli Flimflam: was hunney flavoured, wasn;t it?
Zodial Semple: :-)p

Well, I must say I thought that Fwwixli did tremendously well with her first public build, (especially considering how many drugs she had just consumed) and that Wirxli showed excellent parenting skills. I can see that Fwwix is going to become a very talented builder and performance artist, just like her daddy ;-)

After Ageplay Performance Residue #1, we head back down to Virtual Haidplatz using the slightly dodgy teleporter (my bad build, this one).
In Notice Gallery, real life performance artist Katrina Anderson draws the fundraising raffle, and we are treated to another excellent performance by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, but that is all for the next blog post.

Meanwhile, check out some more images by Bingo Onomatopoeia from the PgUp performances on Thursday 28 June here