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September 26, 2012


Second Life Installation - "For Sasha"

http://www.alansondheim.org/sasha.mp4

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- controls for image making in chat section of Second Life

My work is called For Sasha - for Alexander "Sasha" Chislenko, who was on
Cybermind and went to one of our fleshmeets. Later Sasha committed
suicide.

The piece is a dissected cube, that's all, with 8 points, 12 lines, 6
sides, 1 central 3-space. The numbers add up to 27, a characteristic of
measure polytopes; in n-dimensional space, the total is 3^n; each
additional dimension is characterized by a "slide" of the previous one,
which is smeared and duplicated. The points, lines, planes, and central
solid rotate at different speeds in different directions so the cube
probably would not re-constitute itself as a cube for a vast amount of
time. The textures are from my 3d printing work with avatars. The sound is
sarinda doubled. The video is made from five viewpoints - distance; point;
line; plane; and solid. There's a sense of purity and mathesis about it,
as well as a darker undercurrent in the audio, which sounds mournful,
wailing.

The installation is part of a group show, "Systems of Existence," at
Turing Gallery in Extropia, Second Life. The video is a separate work.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Extropia%20Core/195/123/25

It opens Saturday October 6th 1pm slt through November

The curator is Gracie Kendal/Kristine Schomaker.

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