Yoshikaze “Up-in-the-air” Second Life Residency

Above: A slideshow of all work produced at the Yoshikaze “Up-in-the-air” Second Life Residency. To view more images please see the Yoshikaze Residency set on Flickr.

My Yoshikaze “Up-in-the-air” Second Life Residency took place between 1st December 2010 – 31st January 2011. The residency continued my ongoing exploration of identity within Second Life however now connected that with its relation to or the representation of ‘real’ place. As such emphasis was for the duration of the residency focused particularly on the specifics of place and how it can inform/influence identity. How does place, our ‘real’ location and our ability to simultaneously represent ourselves within a ‘virtual’ world, define what becomes a new facet of our total identity? How can a singular dispersed identity (as opposed to a dualistic identity) enhance our cumulative experience of both ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ places?

The residency produced:

For full details of each work please see each works individual page.

Above: All videos of work produced at the Yoshikaze “Up-in-the-air” Second Life Residency.


Above: Pages from the Yoshikaze “Up-in-the-air” Second Life Residency artists book. Click to view more.

To celebrate the completion of the Yoshikaze’s “Up-in-the-air” Second Life Residency an artists book has been published which documents all works produced during the residency. The book is free to download here.

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