1, zone B 28 Kensington Street
Brighton, England BN1 4AJ

Thursday 6th March
7pm: Doors and Bar (Cocktail Happy Hour 7-8pm)
7.30pm onwards: Performance
8.30pm: Artist’s Talk, Q&A
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

Feed Lack Loop arose out of experiments with the idea of Feedback. Using a live performer and an Avatar in the Online World Second Life, Micheál O’Connell inquires whether the concept of interactivity, so lauded in contemporary culture, is about Empowerment or possibly leads to its opposite: Control. Also the liveliness, or lack of it, in virtual space is brought into question. The event will be situated in two spaces simultaneously, Ars Virtua Gallery in Second Life and as a live projection and performance at Lighthouse. Other relevant pieces by the same artist may be incorporated or displayed.

Collaborators on the project are:
-Ars Virtua Director: Rubaiyat Shatner (a.k.a. James Morgan)
-Artist and Grey Area Curator Daniel Pryde-Jarman
-Film Director and Script Writer: Partho Sen-Gupta
-Performer: Naughty the Clown (a.k.a. Dave Thompson)
-Lighthouse Head of Media Arts: Jamie Wyld

There will be an artist’s talk and opportunity for Questions and Answers during the event.

The bar will be open for refreshments.

O’Connell asks you to “Bear in mind that this could all change, change utterly, before 6th March. And probably will. Feel free to steal the idea”. For further information, read the artist’s statement.

Supported by:
-University of Brighton
-City College Brighton and Hove
-Ars Virtua
-Grey Area

Watch this space for news of our next Digiville event or contact us to join our mailing list and receive regular updates.

Digiville is our monthly event for digital and moving image artists. Each event incorporates a diverse cross-section of the digital arts community, from installation artists to animators and VJs, and involves an initial presentation of work, either by individual artists or artist groups, followed by a Q&A/discussion session. The artists invited to present their work or perform are a careful mix of well-known names and less established artists.

Official Website: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/whatson/digiville.htm

Added by rosiesherry on March 5, 2008