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

Monday, July 02, 2007

PgUp Performances Saturday 30 June - Part 1

This is such a mega blog post that I am going to split it into three parts to do it justice. Today, I will cover Douglas Story's beautiful installation, Chambers and Landscapes. Still to come, coverage of Wirxli Flimflam and Fwwixli Swindlehurst's amazing performance, Ageplay Performance Residue #1, and another brilliant concert by Avatar Orchestra Metaverse.

After a slow start, Saturday's PgUp event went well in SL and rl. It took a while for people to turn up in both venues - in London, we had terrible weather and travel chaos caused by the Pride festival to contend with, and in Second Life, it took a while for everybody to wake up. For the Americans and Canadians, it was, to be fair, extremely early in the morning, and many of the Europeans had attended Angrybeth Shortbread's remix of Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings at what was for them 3 or 4 in the morning. While waiting for things to get going, I hung around Virtual Haidplatz and took virtual drugs with Fwwixli and Miulew ...

You: hey miu!!
Miulew Takahe: hello spin! ;)
Miulew Takahe: i am socializing with Fwwixli a little...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: do you see my hallucinations ?
Miulew Takahe: i can't believe she is talking drugs at that young age...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: my dad is a drug dealer !
Fwwixli Swindlehurst gave you Here's your half of the Sunshine Acid , EAT IT ! (wear it) 2.
You: woohoo!
You: i'm on acid!!
Miulew Takahe: ahh Sunshine Acid - -is that good Fwixxli?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: very
Miulew Takahe: is that something you take?
You: yep
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: good colours
You: wear it
You: teehee!
Miulew Takahe: are you on acid spin?
You: yep
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: /ahem
Miulew Takahe: ok - i took too
Miulew Takahe: greato! ;))
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: No but,
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: yeah but,
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: no but,
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: yeah
You: we are just about open at Notice
You: few peeps here
Miulew Takahe: great - - - hallu's! ;)
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: Uh - ooooooh!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: Uh - ooooooh!
Miulew Takahe: yes - is it now - or one hour later it starts?
Miulew Takahe: i mean gallery opens...
You: now!! hahaha
You: can't move camera when on acid!!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: you fat bloated idiot
Miulew Takahe: oh rocky horror - i hear meatloaf! ;))
You: taking off acid cuz i can't move camera
Miulew Takahe: hmm - might be a good idea
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: yeah
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: trying to drive on acid
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: is
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: impractical
You: hehe
You: We are the Knights who Say ...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: Hey!
Miulew Takahe: must do some belly dancing...
Miulew Takahe: it's the acid..
You: good thinking miu!!
Miulew Takahe: actually i would like to jump in a car and go drive a little wild...
Miulew Takahe: anyone care for a joyride?
Miulew Takahe: and anyone has a car?
You: i have a good rideable pig
Miulew Takahe: ahh the gaz. drums are doing good with the acid...
Miulew Takahe: ahh pig might not be the same... but - i might reconsider later...
Miulew Takahe: i am flying high
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: heellllllllppppp
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: tp me down
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I'm hightscared and stuck
Fleep Tuque: Still rezzing, can't see a thing.
Fleep Tuque: :)
Miulew Takahe: then you don't see my bellydance either! ;))Miulew Takahe: so you got the notecard?
Fleep Tuque: I did, thank you!
Fleep Tuque: Douglas is a good friend, so I was planning to attend anyhow, but I didn't have the TP point, so it came in handy. :)
Miulew Takahe: great! nice
Fleep Tuque: Goodness, the coffee hasn't kicked in yet, what a horrid sentence.
Fleep Tuque: :)
You: we are ad-libbing while waiting for douglas

Fleep Tuque: Welcome E!
egenerica Dagger: thanks. are there any movies?
Miulew Takahe: there is this one that Gaz. made
Miulew Takahe: for Fau
Miulew Takahe: it is down here below the fountain
Miulew Takahe: please come down and look at it...
egenerica Dagger: cool... i'm still getting the hang of finding things to do that aren't based around shagging half dressed people and dancing like a retard in SL
egenerica Dagger: i've been looking for some good art but it's hard to come by
Fleep Tuque: Everyone has that trouble at first, e, but don't give up
Fleep Tuque: we're out here. :)
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: we love doing all that and call it art
You: hehe
egenerica Dagger: that's good to know

We all seem to need coffee and/or drugs today - I have both!

You: hello folks
You: we are a little late starting with the PgUp programme this afternoon
You: but in a few minutes, Douglas Story will be here
You: to show us round his installation
You: Chambers and Landscapes
You: then at 7.30
You: we have Wirxli and Fwwixli's performance
You: Ageplay Performance Residue#1
You: that will be upstairs here
You: you can get up there using the teleporter that is a spinning sculpture in a sphere
You: at 8.30 we will be drawing the raffle in the rl gallery
You: (where we are being screened live right now!)
You: and then at 9 we have Avatar Orchestra Metaverse
You: who will be performing here in the square
You: including the premier of SLippery SLope
You: you can get a full programme from the table next to the poster
You: and some elderflower champagne
You: it is a very informal atmosphere in the rl gallery today
You: people are able to ask questions and ask me to zoom in on things
Miulew Takahe: Both Spinster and Wirxli has blogged about the thursday happenings - pretty extensive on their blogs
You: Douglas is on his way now

Douglas arrives

By the time Douglas arrives, in his pyjamas, both venues are starting to get busier ...

Douglas Story: huh? wha?
Douglas Story: Oh, hi.....
You: hello douglas
Tayzia Abattoir: Hello Douglas
Douglas Story: It's 6:45 am inCalifornai
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: :-)
Douglas Story: grin
You: douglas story has made a wonderful photographic installation
Fleep Tuque: Love the slippers!
You: called Chambers and Landscapes
You: we are announcing in rl right now too
You: say hello to the notice gallery everybody!!
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: hello londong
Tayzia Abattoir: Hello :)
Miulew Takahe: /hi london! ;)
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: sorry misspelling
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: CIAO
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: hello notice gallery !
egenerica Dagger: hola londres
DannyDarko Raymaker: cheers London!
You: big hello back from london
Douglas Story: Greetings from the colonies.
DannyDarko Raymaker: Britain I'm your lost SON!
Miulew Takahe: /waves
You: howso danny?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: London....
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: secret...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...controller of this vast network...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...upon who's shoulders...
DannyDarko Raymaker: cause i live in Italy but my soul and mind are English/Ireland i hope to move there soon!
You: hehehe fwwix
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...ever alert...
DannyDarko Raymaker: yay!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: ...cut away you fool!
Douglas Story: love the soundtrack! hehe.
You: ok douglas
You: are you ready to show us around Chambers and Landscapes?
Douglas Story: Yes, please use the TP device in the yellow globe
You: lead on ...

We have terrible problems with the teleporters, leading douglas to say a very rude word! Luckily, it was in IM, so only I saw it. (and everybody at Notice Gallery) (and now the rest of you - sorry Douglas =-p)

Fleep Tuque: Oh dear
Fleep Tuque laughs.
IM: Douglas Story: it's not working.
Miulew Takahe: fleep - right click
IM: Douglas Story: TP people up?
You: not working fleep?
Miulew Takahe: and choose teleport
Tayzia Abattoir: I will go last so I dont look so silly :)
Tayzia Abattoir: lol
You: ok we use the other one
IM: Douglas Story: f**k! (edited for decency)
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: tp is broken
Fleep Tuque: Hehe, think the center ring needs to be unlinked. :)
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: is porting up to the skyboot, right? was there thursday
Fleep Tuque: Ahhh touch the ring
IM: Douglas Story: (forgot folks in the gallery can see this)
Fleep Tuque: not the center ball
IM: Douglas Story: darn!
Fleep Tuque: :)
egenerica Dagger: i get a message to teleport that does very little
Fleep Tuque: Oops yes indeed.
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: select target works not
You: over here folks!!!
You: this thing
You: right click and choose the location

Eventually, we all arrive safely in the entrance room to Douglas's installation, 700 metres above virtual Haidplatz ...

You: phew made it!
Douglas Story: yay.
Douglas Story: Set your light to midnight, folks.
Douglas Story: and use mouselook through the tunnels. I suggest going through only 2 or 3
Douglas Story: at a time.
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: mouse or skateboard?
Tayzia Abattoir: lol
Douglas Story: ha! skateboard look will do, too.
Miulew Takahe: this is sooo nice! ;)
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: (sorry - not used to the mouselook)
Fleep Tuque: Hehe
Fleep Tuque: It takes some getting used to.
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: can enter?
Douglas Story: this isn't really a mass audience entertainment.....
Douglas Story: oh sure...step in if you wish.
Douglas Story: I'll meet you on the other side.
DannyDarko Raymaker: it's my turn?
Gumnosophistai Nurmi: sure dan
DannyDarko Raymaker: thanks

BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: wow
Douglas Story shouts: The management is not responsible for acid flashbacks!
DannyDarko Raymaker: ehehe
You shout: doug fwwix is giving out acid today!!
Douglas Story: uh oh. getting crowded in there?
You: hehe
Tayzia Abattoir: psssst...that spinster walks like a noob
You: lol tayz! they just discussed that in the rl gallery too!
Miulew Takahe: even though she got a cane... ;)
Douglas Story: never had so many people in there at once!
You shout: douglas - why flowers?? london asks
Douglas Story: Well, London.....
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: why flowers and not why jammies ?
Douglas Story: I started with them just playing with the closeup capabilities of my new camera
DannyDarko Raymaker: so nice here
DannyDarko Raymaker: flower power
Douglas Story: literally shoved the lens in rose,

You: this room suits you danny
Douglas Story: and the results were striking and unexpected
DannyDarko Raymaker: right:D eheh
Tayzia Abattoir thinks Douglas knows how to capture real beauty
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: :)
DannyDarko Raymaker: cheers up!
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: DOUGLAS is wonderful
Douglas Story blushes
DannyDarko Raymaker: greetings Doug!
Douglas Story: any other questions from the Old Country?
You: gin says that is not why that is what and how!
You: gin is our rl announcer
You: (sorry about gin)
You: hehe
Douglas Story: Announcer? part of my job is torturing voice-over talent
Tayzia Abattoir: How long have you been involved in photography Douglas.
Douglas Story: Oh, since high school.
Fleep Tuque: Ahhh!
Douglas Story: when we used ACTUAL FILM!
Douglas Story: the digital thing reawakened my interest.
Tayzia Abattoir: And did you photograph nature then as well?
Douglas Story: Yes.....but also any geometric shapes,
Douglas Story: bicycles, etc.
Tayzia Abattoir smiles
Fleep Tuque: I love this one, it's almost too beautiful.
Douglas Story: most of these are flowers, but..

Douglas Story: can you tell what this one is?
Douglas Story: (group exercise)
egenerica Dagger: my money is on feather or butterfly wing
Tayzia Abattoir: a zebra ;)
Fleep Tuque: Ahhaha! This one stumped me.
Tayzia Abattoir: lol
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: not really
You: ooh i know i know!!!!
Douglas Story: good call, egen
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: feather
Tayzia Abattoir: a tree
You: am i allowed to say doug?
Tayzia Abattoir: ohhh
Douglas Story: it's a primary flight feather of a Great Horned Owl
Tayzia Abattoir: nice ;)
Fleep Tuque: Ooooh, e wins the prize!
You: what does she win?
Douglas Story: note: it makes owls VERY cranky when you pull out their feathers.

Tayzia Abattoir: Tell us about this one Douglas, I love this one.
Douglas Story: Tayzia, that is a very, very tiny cactus.
DannyDarko Raymaker: yay!
Fleep Tuque: This one looks so surreal, too crazy to be organic.
Tayzia Abattoir: It is beautiful
Douglas Story: probably about 3/4 inch across in real life.
You: can you say something about the scale of your work in second life douglas?
Douglas Story: I've always loved very very big images in galleries
DannyDarko Raymaker: me too
Fleep Tuque: Yes, the ones that envelope you.
Douglas Story: and actually had some of my flowers printed by
Douglas Story: an industrial shop
Douglas Story: on vinyl.
Douglas Story: a company that makes huge, building size adverts
Douglas Story: the idea of displahying thse big like this here was appealing.
Douglas Story: they're 5 megapixel digital images,
DannyDarko Raymaker: macro world of tiny things
Douglas Story: printed as big as 3 x 4 feet in real life.
You: how big can you go with these here?
Douglas Story: ha!
Douglas Story: well, my new piece is about....ummmm... 120 feet high.
Douglas Story:
Tayzia Abattoir: lol
DannyDarko Raymaker: wow
You: WOW!! megaprims?
Tayzia Abattoir: and a beautiful one it is
Douglas Story: Tayzia and Fleep have both seen it.
Douglas Story: yes, megaprims.
You: and me
Fleep Tuque grins.
Douglas Story: oh too, Oh Sleep-Stealer.
Fleep Tuque: It's gorgeous.
You: can you explain what a megaprim is?
Douglas Story: megaprims are semi-legal objcets in SL, much bigger than the 10 x 10 meter limit
Douglas Story: usually imposed.

Juria Yoshikawa arrives - greetings all round ...
Douglas Story: (she's like Norm at Cheers)
Juria Yoshikawa: yah!
Tayzia Abattoir: HAHA
Fleep Tuque laughs!
You: heehee
Juria Yoshikawa: lol
Miulew Takahe: if you havent been walking the tunnels here juria - you must do that - - inside there are some marvellous things! ;)
Juria Yoshikawa: gimmee a beer
You: london likes your belt juria
Douglas Story: (an American television reference. sorry, London)
You: we get cheers!!!
Juria Yoshikawa: bye it at muji
Miulew Takahe: cheers! without beers
Douglas Story: Let me whip up a picture of the new piece to show y'all.
Fleep Tuque: Building under pressure! Brave man!
Miulew Takahe: ;)

You: am explaining your process to the people at Notice
Juria Yoshikawa: go douglas!
You: we like it as a multiple image too
Douglas Story: as you can's big!
Tayzia Abattoir: A picture does not do it justice ;)
Douglas Story: it makes music, too.
Douglas Story nods at Juria
Fleep Tuque: Oh there you are, tiny as an ant down at the bottom.
egenerica Dagger: is this roughly the size of a small building?
Douglas Story: I collaborated with a musician that Juria's worked with too.
Fleep Tuque: The soundscape is fantastic.
Douglas Story: it is that size egen
Douglas Story: you can see me standing there very small.
Wirxli Flimflam: think I need to zoom in there, Douglas ;-)
Douglas Story: Sugar saw an earlier version of this sans music.
You: tell us about the sounds in this installation please douglas
Douglas Story: I collaborated with the wonderful musician Aldomanutio,
Sugar Seville: its beautiful Doug : )
Douglas Story: and a genius scripter named Desdemona Enfield
Douglas Story: I got lucky....and have an entire sim to display it on.
Juria Yoshikawa: i wanna live there

Douglas Story needs more coffee.
Wirxli Flimflam: Wirxli Flimflam also needs coffee
Coffee Mug whispers: Ahh! Fresh Hot Coffee
Douglas Story: (laughing)
Tayzia Abattoir: lol
Fleep Tuque grins.
Douglas Story: any other questions?
You: yes did you get your slippers from evo?

Tayzia Abattoir: lol
Douglas Story: I forget!
Douglas Story: I spent two hours shopping last night for this silly joke.
Tayzia Abattoir: Next time tell us it is a pj party.
Fleep Tuque: And well worth it!
You: hehe
Fleep Tuque: Artist in PJs!
Douglas Story: hey, I'm a comedy professional!
Tayzia Abattoir: :)
You: i want a slipper exhibition next
Douglas Story: (sometimes)
Miulew Takahe: yeah - a slipper exhib.! ;))
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheheh
Gazira Babeli: ahahah
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I'm going to make some
Miulew Takahe: maybe we should all wear on SLippery SLope - - the piece of Wirxli - we do later today
Miulew Takahe: SLippers i mean
Wirxli Flimflam: good idea, Miulew
Wirxli Flimflam: break
You: great idea miu!
Wirxli Flimflam: 2 mins
Man Michinaga: ahahah
Douglas Story: if you came directly here, please walk through the tunnels
Fleep Tuque: The entrance is round this way.
Douglas Story: let me show you
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: oops
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: lag
Sugar Seville: hi little fwwixli...brat : )
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: and acid
Juria Yoshikawa: these are really beautiful Doug
Man Michinaga: ACID! ACID! ACID!
Douglas Story: back through here, folks.
You: we have a rl child in the gallery fwwix!
Douglas Story: thank you, Juria
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: you fat bloated idiot
Juria Yoshikawa: intense color
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: woohooo
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheheh
Douglas Story: btw...none of these images have been enhanced at all.
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: her parents should cover her eyes
Juria Yoshikawa: jeesh
Douglas Story: images straight from the camera.
Wirxli Flimflam: trippy!
You: i am her (his) parent!
DannyDarko Raymaker: I'm crashing and Crashing like monkey with a miniature Cymbals!
Juria Yoshikawa: that's amazing
Juria Yoshikawa: you go monkey man
Wirxli Flimflam: whoa...guy or gal, Spin?
Wirxli Flimflam: do you know for sure? ;-)
You: who me?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: then you should use a towel or something
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh..Danny
You: everybody asks that!
Wirxli Flimflam: yeah, you Spin :-)
Douglas Story: btw, this has a permanent home on the University of Cincinatti sim, run by Fleep here.
Wirxli Flimflam: I think I am stuck in Douglas' exhibition
Wirxli Flimflam: Spin, can you TP me outta this flower? ;-)
You: look for the arrow wirxli
Wirxli Flimflam: pleez and thank you
Wirxli Flimflam: uhhh...
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks
You: yay well done
Wirxli Flimflam: I could not even find the arrow I was so lost
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks for the TP, Miulew
You: are you hiding douglas?
Zodial Semple: This one looks like blade grass growing through a body
Chi5 Shenzhou: fwwi!
Chi5 Shenzhou: how are you kiddo?
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: dizzy
Miulew Takahe: i love the sounds from inside the tunnels -- what are these douglas?
Wirxli Flimflam: Douglas did not want to sign autographs, maybe that is why he is hiding
Man Michinaga: Fwix, now don't you dare tell me to pick on someone your own size.

Gazira responds to Chambers and Landscapes

Douglas Story: ha!
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: that acid
Fleep Tuque: I think he's going back through the tunnel part of the exhibit.
Douglas Story: I'm trying to direct newcomers through the effing tunnels.
You: those are pj's douglas!!!
Wirxli Flimflam: did you lose yourself in your own tunnels, Douglas? ;-)
Fleep Tuque: If you missed the tunnels, follow the back wall to the left
Man Michinaga: Beter than the geeng tunnels
Fleep Tuque giggles.
Fleep Tuque: I saw your slippers before you, D.
Fleep Tuque: :)
Douglas Story: come on, you slackers! that's the fun part!
Douglas Story: come on...
Wirxli Flimflam: heheheh...SLackers is right
Juria Yoshikawa: let's dump boiling oil down the tunnels doug
Wirxli Flimflam: hahahaha
Wirxli Flimflam: sounds kinda SLick, dont'cha think, Juria?
Juria Yoshikawa: slick like boiling oil?
Wirxli Flimflam: yep
Wirxli Flimflam: heheh
Man Michinaga: YAY!
Fleep Tuque: Wow Man, your head is on fire.
Man Michinaga: I'M A LITTLE HOTHEAD.
Fleep Tuque: muahaha!
Sugar Seville: i like the new shape Man : )

BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: Douglas thank you
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: for wonderful show
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: Spinster say Ciao for me to London RL
You: k blaise especially Babette ;-)
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: hahahaha
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: my special greets naturally is for Babette
BlaiseDeLaFrance Voom: :-)))))))

Babette Pauthier, coordinator of Pages Exhibition

You: ok so it's 7.30 doug, do you want to say anything else before we move on?
You: btw the people here love yiour work
Wirxli Flimflam: yeah, it is very kewl Douglas, I will explore this area by myself too to get the full immersive effect
Fleep Tuque: Thanks as always, Douglas, good show!
You: thank you so much Douglas Story!!
Douglas Story shouts: you're welcome, Miss Spinster!
Douglas Story: thank you all for coming.
Wirxli Flimflam: thanks Douglas
Douglas Story: it was worth waking up for!

Check back soon for a post on Wirxli and Fwixli's Ageplay Performance Residue #1, and pictures from Notice Gallery as they come in.