[spectre] Collective Art Practice Research Group - Second Life
mcardenas at ucsd.edu
Mon Jun 2 23:59:38 CEST 2008
Come out and see one of the outcomes of our research group! After 10
weeks of talking to collectives from San Diego and Tijuana about
collective practice, online public space and social engagement, we would
like to share with you a performance at the intersection of the
borderlands of Tijuana and San Diego and the virtual environment of
This performance engages with the following questions:
- What are the borders of online public space? how do they relate to the
borders of our "first life"?
- What are the relationships between borders and prisons? How are these
separate but related modern features a part of the infrastructure that
separates the global north from the global south?
- How do borders produce gender and how are those dynamics affected by
the seeming gender freedom online public space inhabited by avatars? How
is gender deviance perceived and discussed in online spaces, in prisons,
- Is synchronized dancing as fun in second life as it is in first life?
Where: Lui Velazequez
Calle José Maria Larroque #273.
2do Piso, Int. 6, Colonia Federal.
Tijuana, Baja California.
Mexico, C.P. 22 300
When: Wednesday, June 11th, 7pm
...or join us for the sneak preview live performance in the main
auditorium at Atkinson Hall at UCSD, Wednesday, June 4th, at 7pm.
Directions at http://atkinsonhall.calit2.net and also in Second Life,
the SLURL will be posted at
Supported by UCIRA, CRCA, UCSD Visual Arts Department
The Collective Art Practice Research Group is Jade Lantana, Matthew
Riederer, Adelina Tancioco and Angelica Tolentino, facilitated by Micha
social media / performance / public culture
C(a)lit2 Researcher, http://bang.calit2.net
CRCA Researcher, http://crca.ucsd.edu
MFA Candidate, UCSD, http://visarts.ucsd.edu
MA Candidate, EGS, http://egs.edu
More information about the SPECTRE