Thursday, November 10, 2011

MachinimUWA IV: L1aura Loire's 'Transformation: Virtual Art on the Brink'


'Transformation: Virtual Art on the Brink', by L1aura Loire/Professor Lori Landay, explains virtual art while featuring various award winning artworks that had been part of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge. This machinima is now part of MachinimUWA IV: Art of the Artists, which unites the powerhouses of virtual worlds, Artists and Machinimatographers!

Entries to the L$300,000 MachinimUWA IV close on the 10th of November and looks for the creation of machinima featuring artworks that are part of the UWA 3D Open Art Challenge.

Artwork Featured
Swallowed Up by the Crowd, Fuschia Nightfire
Digital Glove, Misprint Thursday
The Matter of Ideas, Gleman Jun
Here Comes the Sun, Sledge Roffo
One and Four Timeboards, L1Aura Loire

In L1aura's words:
The best virtual art is a new kind of new media, using the particular properties of the virtual world to make metaphors manifest.

Virtual art can be seen as experimentation with what could become augmented reality, when the equipment for creating and experiencing it are more accessible to everyone.

When we break free from the constraints of the physical, we call attention to new contrasts; we may make distance evaporate, but does that mean we create closeness? If the experience of telepresence is to know that I am experiencing something where I know I am not, and teleaction is to affect change where I am physically not, what kind of aesthetic will have to emerge when our subjectivity is so connected to the perception that there is no distance between myself and what I see?

Live footage filmed by
Richard Cownie, Andrew Paonessa, Lori Landay

Edited by Lori Landay

Music generated with Otomata

For more information about Joseph Kosuth's piece, One and Three Chairs,
see the MoMA website:

For my essay "Virtual KinoEye: Kinetic Camera, Machinima, and Virtual Subjectivity in Second Life," in The Journal of eMedia Studies, see

Original content: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License 2011

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