No one can steal my identity (in heaven)

This is a strange little surrealist trip juxtaposing fluid avatar image deconstruction with a gospel song about identity. I shot the image shot in Second Life, then effected it on iPad with PhotoCopier, VintageHD, PhotoStudioHD and Autodesk Fluid FX. The track is by Marshall Patrick.

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Categories: Identity

8 Comments on “No one can steal my identity (in heaven)”

  1. Friday, 18 May 2012 at 20:09 UTC #

    It’s funny, in the latter parts of your video it is a lot of surrealist fun with all the distortion… but right at the beginning where you have less happening to just a small part of your image, THAT is very intense / terror invoking!

    Also, your peaked eyebrows are rather forceful! 🙂

  2. Friday, 18 May 2012 at 20:11 UTC #

    oh, and that track — haha — what a find! 😛

    It’s like Google+ done him wrong!

  3. botgirlq
    Friday, 18 May 2012 at 22:55 UTC #

    A lot of the freakier images and videos I post come from playing around with iPhone and iPad apps. Some people create from fairly fully formed mental images of what they’re going for. I usually fiddle around with an app until an idea pops up. The ultimate outcome is pretty much an iterative collaboration between the tool, the emerging work, and I.

  4. Thursday, 24 May 2012 at 17:08 UTC #

    OMG… this is my new theme song. hehe

  5. Friday, 25 May 2012 at 21:46 UTC #

    So if one of my identities did happen to be stolen in heaven, will my other identities be permitted to testify on my behalf? Can I get an AMEN?

    • Friday, 25 May 2012 at 23:46 UTC #

      oh honey! did your identity get stolen IN HEAVEN? The copyright sharks are everywhere these days!

  6. Saturday, 26 May 2012 at 13:56 UTC #

    I know right? Identity theft is specifically called out as a bannable offense in Heaven’s TOS too 😦

    • Saturday, 26 May 2012 at 18:54 UTC #

      I have found that our overlords exercise wide latitude in applying theoretically constant rules. Depending on your, hmm, “grace status” you can either break lots of rules, yet not be banned, or go to the trouble of following them all and wind up banned anyway.

      As the immortal character SuperJoe Weller said in John Bishop’s play The Trip Back Down,

      just do what you do and leave it alone

      that was either right before, or right after, he said, “it’s all bullshit and chickpeas”

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