Tag Archives: Self-Portrait

The Bald and The Beautiful

So in April I was sitting at work in a busy ER and I had an ‘aha’ moment. Right there. I had to stop what I was doing (don’t worry I wasn’t with a patient), find whatever piece of paper was around (normally a yellow post-it note) and write as fast as I could before […]

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10 July – Cloud Party

LOCATION: Cloud Party IN PHOTO: Vaneeesa Blaylock Yesterday Botgirl posted an invitation and link to her installation at the new Runs-in-a-web-browser virtual world Cloud Party: • Botgirl / Cloud Party She and many other denizens of virtuality have been talking about Cloud Party and her post made me finally go look. I missed camera controls […]

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9 July – Yordie

LOCATION: Billingsgate, Second Life IN PHOTO: Yordie Sands & Vaneeesa Blaylock I had a chance to drop by iRez author Yordie Sands new place in Billingsgate. Rumor has it her new house was constructed by legendary RL/SL architect Painter Merryman! Anyway, I was admiring the shoreline when THIS PSYCHO pushed me in the water! Fortunately, […]

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7 July – Jackie

LOCATION: GRAVES Leather Latex Metal, Oxymoron, Second Life IN PHOTO: Jackie Graves & Vaneeesa Blaylock Inspired by films like The Matrix, Jackie Graves has built a fashion empire of virtual Leather, Latex, and Metal designs, including the Graves Gravity suit she’s wearing. I can’t tell you how intimidated / lame I felt showing up in […]

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4 July – Laurel

LOCATION: Laurel’s Coffee Shop & Mr Ton’s Photo Studio IN PHOTO: Vaneeesa Blaylock and Laurel Leavitt I met Laurel in October 2009 at Silene Christen’s “Artist’s Duel Camp” at the Burning Man regional event in Second Life. Since then I’ve been in one of her videos and she’s joined in many VB/CO performances. She’s been […]

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Vaneeesa Blaylock stands on a giant red square with the writing "Land Rush Endowment LEA" on it.

A 36 Day Walk

CYBERSPACE, 2 July — From 27 January to 2 March of this year I went on an ambitious trek. I took a “Photo a Day,” as I walked across large virtual archipelagos. I’m finally ready to start walking again, but it’s changed a little. Now my walking will be a part of “The World Today” […]

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Diary #24

KONINKLIJK CONSERVATORIUM, 1997 — This was after I left the graduate dance program and had transferred to new media. I asked some of the male dance faculty at Koninklijk to do these pieces with me. As you can see, I’m facing the faculty member in a chair with the camera behind me and the faculty […]

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Diary #23

MUI WO BEACH, LANTAU ISLAND, HONG KONG, 1989 — Sophomore year. Photography class. hahaha – notice I wrote “depth of field” on the print… unfortunately I think I was actually trying to show shallow depth of field not wide! THE HAGUE, 2012 — When I think about my undergrad time it feels like all I […]

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Archipelagos

For about a week now I’ve been walking across two archipelagos… a mental archipelago of art… and a physical archipelago of islands… the reverberation of my footstep in one reality seems to sync up with the footsteps from the other so that the experiences seem to both spatially and viscerally map onto each other and […]

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Day 7

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, 2 February — I’m standing inside Professor Caproni’s recreated “Tenant Farmer House” • maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ASU Virtual Heritage/117/37/23

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Day 6

OMG! What you can do with 3 hours of bodypainting! They turned me into a white girl! Bodypaint and purple wig from Carina Larsen / Amacci. Latex “Lia” suit from Kai Heideman / POC. I’m at Gallery Xue / Kandahar, immersed in amazing visual splendor from Betty Tureaud. We’re collaborating on VB33 – Net / […]

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Day 5

Riding the “invitation” to Kikas & Marma’s performance on Sunday, “Back to the Brink” at Place des Petits Bourgeois

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