Hi Tilman, Thanks for this interview. I'm glad to see someone is trying to do something interesting in SecondLife. I've poked around a little but so far have resisted it because most people there seem to either be just playing dress-up or running around shooting people at random. That's rather tiresome, but at the same time people seem to be hypersensitive to events or performances like Babeli's. It seems like a weird paradox.
But getting to specifics, I was curious by what she meant saying that "Second Life seems to offer a Renaissance Perspective." If she means a renewal of the sort of pranks she said she admires, then that would be welcome, but isn't SecondLife, having a fairly narrow audience, a very different kind of context? Or does she think the current press coverage of SL will allow her work and other's to jump the borders, as it were? -- Though maybe if there is more work like this on the horizon, more people will find a visit to SL worthwhile. Cheers, Kim On 3/22/07, Tilman Baumg=E4rtel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi! > > Here is an interview with Italian artists Gazira Babeli, who does > interesting virtual performance pieces in Second Life. For more > material, check her website at: http://www.gazirababeli.com/ (Gee, > posting this interview to nettime, feels almost like way back in the > glory days of net.art... ;) <...> # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com