Open call for avatars for “Second Skin” a performance art piece

This is an open call for avatars.

I am putting on a Second Life > Real Life performance on Saturday August 18th from 6-9pm slt. The performance is called “Second Skin” and is being held in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 from 6-9pm slt and in Second Life simultaneously.

I am looking for overweight/plus size/curvy female avatars to stand in the gallery Nude, bald and in heals on Saturday August 18th from 6-9pm slt.  You will be silent and  only standing (probably on a standing pose ball).

If you would like to be considered for participation please send a picture of your avatar and your avatar name to my email at kristinelschomaker@yahoo.com. Please put “Second Skin” in the subject line.

A previous performance I did, VB15 with the Vaneeesa Blaylock Co.

Preview of other performances:

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Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

5 Comments on “Open call for avatars for “Second Skin” a performance art piece”

  1. Monday, 06 August 2012 at 19:35 UTC #

    good luck with this project Kristine! I hope we can help with it!

    I’m also emailing you now in response to your previous email on this project.

    • Wednesday, 08 August 2012 at 18:31 UTC #

      Got your email. I have read it a couple times and working on a response 🙂 Talk soon 🙂

  2. Monday, 06 August 2012 at 20:15 UTC #

    Love the concept Kristine. May we be “pregnant” avatars too?

    • Wednesday, 08 August 2012 at 18:31 UTC #

      Hmmmm Well the project is more about body image. I would like avatars that are not the ideal size. so pregnant avatars wouldn’t really work for this performance. But thanks for asking 🙂

  3. katcool
    Tuesday, 07 August 2012 at 21:46 UTC #

    Can’t wait to see/hear how this performance turns out! Good luck, Kris.

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