VB40 – Production

Vaneeesa Blaylock wearing a recreation of Charlotte Moorman's "TV Bra" by Nam June Paik

NEW NEW YORK, 24 July — We’re installing at Gallery Xue / NYC this week for Saturday’s performance VB40 – Charlotte, Forever! The first of the graphic panels about Charlotte has arrived at the gallery and we’re working with cello’s & TV Bra’s ATM. It turns out that in addition to being provocative, TV Bras are also finnicky electronic devices. But we hope to have all our electrons and photons flying by showtime on Saturday. We’re still waiting on the loading dock for the prepared pianos to start arriving and for more wall graphics and video installations on Charlotte to come in.

3 avatars inside Gallery Xue / NYC wearing "TV Bras" and playing cellos with posters of Charlotte Moorman in the background

Saturday 28 July – Gallery Xue / NYC
10am – Noon SLT / 17:00 – 19:00 GMT

Female Avatars will perform Charlotte Moorman on Cello
Male Avatars will perform Nam June Paik on Piano

The Charlotte outfit is a TV Bra (provided) with the bottoms (skirt or leggings) of your choice.
The Nam June outfit is a mid-century “Mad Men” like look: Skinny Black Tie, White Shirt, Black Pants.

Cellos & Pianos will be provided at the gallery.

R E L A T E D . M A T E R I A L S

Teleport to Gallery Xue / NYC
VB/CO’s “Hot Summer”
Charlotte, Forever / Previz

Gallery Xue / NYC image of cellos and one white grand piano with people in TV Bras playing the instruments

UPDATE: The Pianos arrived!!! 😀

Vaneeesa Blaylock inside Gallery Xue / NYC wearing a "TV Bra" and playing a cello with posters of Charlotte Moorman looking over her shoulder

Charlotte Moorman wall graphic with photo of her and wall text about her life and work

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Author:Vanessa Anne Blaylock

As a Virtual Public Artist my work invites virtual communities to express their identity, explore their culture, and demand their civil rights.

9 Comments on “VB40 – Production”

  1. Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 00:18 UTC #

    I’m looking forward to this one, can i get HBO on the televesions? maybe HBO on one set and Starz on the other. hehehe

    • Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 01:27 UTC #

      The TV’s actually use “Media on a Prim” so you can get any web content – the bra comes set to show the home page slider from the iRez virtual salon… but you can dial in a YouTube video or a Ustream stream… or HBO if it’s on the web… or Hulu, etc…

      I got ONE bra, 2 screens to play ok… but am having a bit of trouble in “multi-bra-mode”

      May need tech support… who do you call for TV Bra Tech support??

      • Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 02:00 UTC #

        OH YES! Then many I can get the next episode of “Breaking Bad” !!

        • Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 02:10 UTC #

          Yay! Also, the cello animation is really fun on multiple avatars at once! We should stream this live to the world! haha, maybe WoW Factor can set us up! 🙂

  2. katcool
    Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 16:55 UTC #

    I’m so excited!!!!!!!!! This looks amazing, Van!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. katcool
    Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 16:58 UTC #

    Does the “Geek Squad” service TV bras? LOL

  4. Sunday, 29 July 2012 at 18:15 UTC #

    I had a great time, yesterday. I love my new TV bra and I think I’ll wear it on all occasions where I meet new people, especially men. I mean, what a conversation starter! I can tune into ‘Breaking Bad’ and attract all the guys in a sim-wide radius. heh


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