SECOND FRONT PERFORMANCE ART GROUP



http://www.secondfront.org/
http://slfront.blogspot.com/

SECOND FRONT MEMBERS
(Past members)
Wirxli Flimflam - a.k.a. Jeremy O. Turner - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Aliselborg Zhaoying - a.k.a. Penny Leong Browne - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tea Chenille - a.k.a. Tanya Skuce - Vancouver, BC,, Canada
Gazira Babeli - Milan, Italy

(Current members)
Man Michinaga - a.k.a. Patrick Lichty - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Great Escape - a.k.a. Scott Kildall - San Francisco, California, USA
Liz Solo - St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Tran Spire - a.k.a. Doug Jarvis - Victoria, BC, Canada
Fau Ferdinand - London, England
Bibbe Oh - a.k.a. Bibbe Hansen - New York, NY, USA

Second Front is the pioneering performance art group in the online avatar-based VR world, Second Life. Founded in 2006, Second Front quickly grew to its current 8 member troupe that includes Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver), Doug Jarvis (Victoria), Tanya Skuce (Vancouver), Gazira Babeli (Italy), Penny Leong Browne (Vancouver), Patrick Lichty (Chicago), Liz Solo (St. Johns) and Scott Kildall (San Francisco). Taking their influences from numerous sources, including Dada, Fluxus, Futurist Syntesi, the Situationist International and contemporary performance artists like Laurie Anderson and Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Second Front creates theatres of the absurd that challenge notions of virtual embodiment, online performance and the formation of virtual narrative. Created in 2006, they have already performed extensively, including in Vancouver, Chicago, New York, and has been featured in publications including SLate, Eikon, Realtime Arts (Australia), The Avastar (published by Axel-Springer, Germany) and most recently in Exibart (Italy).

SELECT PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE:



28 AVATARS LATER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=gByuAUcehrI&feature=endscreen




WRATH OF KONG
Wrath of Kong performance for PERFORMA07 in New York City has been mentioned in Art in America. (pdf)

ART BASEL MIAMI VICE
Mentioned in ARTnews

TOWER OF BABELFISH
Click here for the VIDEO of the performance
Click here for the CHAT HISTORY of the performance.
Click here for a review in the AvaStar

On Friday, April 13th, Patrick Lichty (Man Michinaga) and Scott Kildall (Great Escape) along with Second Front opened for ‘Crossmediale 2’ an international new media event held at Chicago’s Gosia Koscielak Studio and Gallery. Both Second Life audiences and real world gallery visitors enjoyed a projected online performance that had Second Front avatars enact textual performances that were ‘communicated’ through the avatar spirits of four dead performers – Tristan Tzara, Ana Mendieta, Charlotte Moorman and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. More...

MARTYR SAUCE
This is documentation of the Martyr Sauce performance (March 12 2007) by Second Front. We went into one of the combat zones in Second Life and staged an old-style protest with peace signs. We offered hits of acid and other tokens of friendship with mixed results.
http://secondfront.blip.tv/file/170096/



THE ABSOLUTELY LAST (AND FINAL) SUPPER
Second Front is the very first dedicated avatar performance art group in Second Life. www.secondlife.com This is a Da Vinci Code tableux for the 21st Century ... all » mini-performance based on Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper. This video was embedded as a backdrop for their Art's Birthday performance that was streamed live into the Western Front in Vancouver. www.front.bc.ca - www.artsbirthday.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4dRJW3SMe4

BORDERS
A performance by Second Front at JC Fremont's opening 'Borders' at Ars Virtua in Second Life. The performance is divided into three acts including a game of Red Rover and virtual destruction.
http://blip.tv/file/131879

Marco Manray's photo documentation of the Borders performance:
http://www.myfirstsecondlife.com/second-front/index.htm

BREAKING NEWS
Avatar performance art group, Second Front has just archived their 2nd performance in the Reuters HQ in the avatar world, ... all » Second Life - http://secondlife.reuters.com/ Confirmed performers were: Wirxli FlimFlam, Tea Chenille, Man Michinaga, Tran Spire, Lizsolo Mathilde, Great Escape and Loveless Finsbury.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6833717212710886782&q=%22second+front%22





Tran Spire visits WoW


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