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Previsualizations for many of our performance works.

Still Photo from Pride Parade

Previz #68 – Avatar Pride Parade

CIRCUIT LA CORSE, MEEWALH SIM, SECOND LIFE MAINLAND, 9 August — Over the course of VB/CO’s history our performance works have covered a wide range of aesthetic and ideological territory, but it’s probably fair to say that they have moved generally from more scripted to more individualistic. In VB04 – Prism, for example, we all […]

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Previz #67 – Charlotte, Forever

As much as I love Marina Abramovic, Charlotte Moorman holds a special place in my heart. She did, after all, inspire me to pick up the cello at the tender age of 5 – yes, my mother is a total hippie lol. My first cello recital, to the dismay of my classmates and kindergarten teacher, […]

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Previz #66 – Pink & Blue

NEW NEW YORK, 5 June — I was reading a couple of posts by Avital Norman Nathman, When Boys Wear Pink, and Pink Scare. It’s hard to believe the whole pink & blue trope is still alive at such a late date. We’ve come so far. Facebook & Google+ notwithstanding, we’ve made so much progress […]

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Previz #65 – Close Encounters

NEW YORK – CHICAGO – SAN FRANCISCO – ACROSS ANY TABLE, 25 April — If art and life are tapestries, richly woven matrices of people and experiences, then from what far-flung sources come the fibers of these weavings? Is a monochrome better than a cacophony? Is the richness of our art, our lives, our culture, […]

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Previz #64 – Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k

MILAN, 10 April — Automattic’s manager of VIP Global Services, Sara Rosso announced the 2nd annual WorldWide WordPress 5k run/walk today. Held between Monday 23 April and Sunday 29 April, this “real” run/walk event will be “virtual” in that it is not intended as a physical crowd all moving down a single street, but a […]

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Previz #63 – Strange Zeitgeists

SAN FRANCISCO, 11 April — In this Previz we imagine multiverse traveler Ironyca along with performance / new media artists / hacktivists Eva & Franco Mattes wearing lycra unitards or latex catsuits. Kind of a dance thing, kind of a BDSM thing. But definitely artists doing an identity art thing. With costumes. Wow! The idea for the Strange […]

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Previz #62 – Dance Anywhere

TRAFALGAR SQUARE, 30 March — Vaneeesa Blaylock / Company and Gallery Xue / London City will join in Dance Anywhere’s 6 continent dance moment at Noon PDT / 20:00 BST. Global event details are available now on the Dance Anywhere website and further details of the VB/CO participation will be available here in the next […]

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Previz #61 – Like a Prayer

TUMBLR, INC. 14 March — I hurt a friend this week. It wasn’t my intention, but it very much was my result. Give or take a couple depending on how you count, this is the sixth person I’ve hurt in the 3 years of my virtual life. The first 4 were all 2+ years ago, […]

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Previz #60 – Public Documents

KANDAHAR, 11 March — with the success of yesterday’s bombastic collaboration with Betty Tureaud, VB34 – Net / Work, I find myself unexpectedly asking, if Jeff Jarvis’ book Public Parts and Mary Kelly’s Postpartum Document collided at a busy Midtown Manhattan intersection, would the resulting mashup be Public Documents? Although I was lucky enough to […]

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VB Previz #59 – Polymorphic

So this previz isn’t exactly about Helmut Newton’s photograph Big Nude III, Paris 1980, or even about Newton himself, not exactly. I was looking at a book of Helmut Newton photographs, many from the 1980’s, and I found myself wondering which of his subjects were now dead. And Newton, himself, is of course, now dead. […]

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poster of avatars in betty tureaud landscape

VB Previz #58 – Net / Work

VB31 – Demo Days was the brain child of Queen of Demo, Agnes Sharple. Then our gallerist Xue Faith had the inspired idea to invite kinetic / light artist Sledge Roffo to install a half dozen works at Gallery Xue / Palestine as a sort of landscape for our Demo performance. The compelling resonance between […]

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image of Vaneeesa and Xue on a farm at Arkansas State

VB Previz #57 – Sugar Mountain

My daughter Xue is turning 20. This past half year has thankfully been a rather harmonious time for us, still I didn’t know if turning a milestone in her life into a performance artwork would be such a good idea. To my surprise, she asked me if we could do something. Xue’s aunt Trill mentioned […]

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