Physical Presentation Closing Reception with Guided Virtual Tour
Winding down its physical manifestation, Residency in RMB City is changing the channel to the virtual. Upon the closing reception of the exhibition inside Gendai’s space, Residency in RMB City will incarnate into its digital embodiment as an intervention into the virtual public space of RMB City in Second Life. This chapter of the project attempts to instigate and investigate the social, economic, and political conditions around a virtual urban environment and the phenomenon of virtual culture at large.
Saturday, February 5
2-5pm: Physical Closing Reception
3-4pm: Virtual Intervention Opening with Guided Tour by Alan Sondheim (live broadcast in Second Life, live projection in Gendai space.)
Stay tuned for more virtual events and project publication 'From Residency to Intervention (Prototype)' launch coming soon.
Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his npartner, Azure Carter, in Brooklyn NY. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University in English. A new-media artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely.
Sondheim's writings include the anthology Being on Line: Net Subjectivity (Lusitania, 1996), Disorders of the Real (Station Hill, 1988), .echo (alt-X digital arts, 2001), Vel (Blazevox 2004-5), Sophia (Writers Forum, 2004), Orders of the Real (Writers Forum, 2005), The Accidental Artist (Fort/Da), Azure/Nature/Digital (Blue Lion, 2009), The Wayward (Salt, 2004), and Deep Language (Salt, 2010) as well as numerous chapbooks, ebooks, and articles. Sondheim's videos and films have been shown internationally, most recently at Netfilmmakers (Copenhagen), UMove (NY), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2009), Eyebeam (2009), and the Electronic Literature Conference (Providence, 2010). He co-moderates several pioneering email lists, including Cybermind, Cyberculture and Wryting; Jon Marshall has published a book-length ethnography of the first.