Talking About the Weather on Second Life
Monday May 19 2008:
April 6 and 7 2008: Maria, Norie and Malcolm (aka Misconstrue Masala, Misdemeanor Maximus and Rubix Tomorrow) collected breath on Second Life. We were joined by Nonnatus Korhonen, Aston Leisen, Pling and Plang and many others. Thank-you to all our contributors and participants, we definitely collected lots of breath.. see the mulitplying bottles of breath below. Bottles thanks to Rubix Tomorrow and different coloured breath thanks to Nonnatus Korhonen.
For more info about this project and other projects please visit our website.
Sites/Places/Spaces of collecting breath
1. East of Odyssey: (co-ord 66,27,39) --5 minutes
2. Odyssey_Art and Performance Simulator (85,12, 22)-10 minutes
3. Ars Virtua Convening Space 5, 56, 41 - 15 minutes
4. Caerleon Isle (the palace of memory) 137, 49, 32 --10 minutes
5. ABC island 131,136,41 --15 minutes
6. The Junkyard 135, 180, 73 --10minutes
Stay tuned to this site
We'd like to thank all the SL people who have generously given their time and talents to help us realise this project. Rubix Tomorrow (aka Malcolm Smith) who made us our wonderful jars. Nonnatus Korhonen (aka Andrew Burrell) for making the beautiful multicoloured breath. And Aston Leisen for Misdemeanor's perfect sound equipment.
This project will be part of Talking About the Weather exhibition at Wollongong City Gallery
Exhibition to be opened by Robyn Ravlich, ABC radio - 9 May, 2008 at 7pm
We invite you to donate your text breath on our
About the project:
Talking about the Weather involves performative encounters, where we perform two Australian visitors to a foreign place asking for donations to our breath collection (to be the largest in the world) with which we will blow back global warming. These performative encounters continue our work with the ’pataphysical mode of an imaginary solution for an actual problem… in this case – global warming. The work is process oriented involving both the encounters themselves as well as sound and video documenting of the encounters. It plays with the form of various documentary methods – working between documentary and documentation.
As part of this project we have amassed a vast archive of video documenting the encounters as well as the world’s largest collection of breath. In the installation we present a selection of the collection and the archive.
The blog is an ongoing part of the project where we ask people to contribute to our breath collection through posting a text which describes their breath. On the blog site you can access samples of the video documentation as well as samples of the audio breath collection. (coming shortly)
Who we are: