Virtual Identity Theft

Virtual Identity Theft – R U Real?

SF Camerawork
657 Mission Street (between 3rd & New Montgomery)
Second Floor, San Francisco, California
Thursday, October 2, 2008, 5-8pm (SLT).
Stone Pike 150,160, 35, Second Life,
(With additional components at Odyssey, I AM Columbia, and Nolidae servers)

Second Front premiered a new performance-installation at SF Camerawork called Virtual Identity Theft: R U (4) Real? The show ran from October 2nd-November 1st.

This is part of a show called “I Feel Free But Know That I Am Not”, curated by Chuck Mobley.

Guillermo Gomez-Pena (with Violet Luna and La Pocha Nostra) and Oliver Herring (with multiTASK) will also be presenting performances/installations.

Virtual Identity Theft: R U (4) Real?

In this performance-installation, Second Front challenge gallery-goers to prove that they are “real.” We are avatars in Second Life who can fly, teleport, change gender and many other wonderful things. We do not age or get sick. Second Front does not understand how you can, or even would want to, live a first life. We invite you to tell us who you are, and what is good about your “First Life.”

By sharing the stories of the visitors, we will take a little bit of that person with us through a hidden webcam. Constructing items such as milk cartons, “soul gems” and other artifacts, we will build a “hall of identities” as well as distribute identity-objects throughout the Grid.

Come share your stories with us, and let us tell the virtual world that you are, in fact, “4 Real…