The Wrath of Kong

Second Front Takes Manhattan in Second Life. A virtual ascending of the Empire State building featuring iconography ranging from barrels and Princess Peach to attacking biplanes.

Second Front: Wrath of Kong!

Showing at:
Second Life
Nov 3, 2007
4 pm – 5 pm

The international collective Second Front, … sought to create a performance that could only take place within the virtual realm, exploiting it’s unique possibilities and limitations. In the Wrath of Kong, they presented a mash up of Donky Kong and King Kong at the Empire State Building (as digitally reconstructed by Second Front), bringing together whimsical avatar creatures, specially designed set elements, and digital glitches found within second life coding to put on a wild show of disorientating graphic effects and colliding pop culture references.

Lana Wilson – Performa 07 Catalog