Fwwixli and Wirxli

Fwwixli and Wirxli
Shopping together on their 1st day of custody.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ageplay Performance Residue #1

Video recorded by DannyDarko Raymaker (no audio). If you cannot see this embedded video, click here.


Hey Performance Art and Ageplay fans,

First of all, special thanks goes out to DannyDarko Raymaker from Rome, Italy for making the above video possible :-) Danny does such a reliably prolific job with documenting our recent performances there must be...I don't know...something in the air or something like that ;-)

Well, I am quite exhausted after completing this wonderful public age-play collaboration with my beloved (yet adopted) daughter, Fwwixli for Spinster Voom's PAGES (PgUp) exhibition that was projected at the Notice Gallery in London.

For our performance, we had Virtual Haidplatz's in-house architect, Dethomas Dibou design an aesthetically neutral roof-top for us.
We had official permission from the building owner Paco Mariani to leave whatever residue that resulted from my ageplay performance with Fwwixli. Admittedly, we left quite a mess behind as our ageplaying was very frantic and stressfull (far less relaxing than usual). Spinster gave us a fairly strict 45 minute time limit and that was almost not enough time to leave any meaningful residue behind.

My guess is that if it was not for the handy yet automated expertise of the ever-wise Oblique Strategies created by Brian Eno, we would never have had the sufficient inspiration and momentum needed to settle our usual family affairs.

Oh, I guess I should explain to you the concept behind this performance. The whole idea is quite simple really. For the time allotted to us by the curator, I would tell Fwwixli what "Daddy" would like to see built...really..it is that simple!

All we are doing is making aspects of our private playtime public except the only difference is that unlike our private playtimes together, we leave the residue behind as aesthetically "forensic" evidence for archiving (and maybe even collecting).

Well, here are some more photos that I took directly below this text.
I am sure the our curator Spinster will be more articulate as to what we did together on her blog.

If any critics want to take a shot or stab at coming to terms with what we did, please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this posting.

Ok..here are some more photos...

Quite a few of our friends managed to attend our first public performance together. As you can see from their nametags, this was indeed an extended family affair! Aunti Chi5 was there alongside Fwwixli's best friend and mentorette, Zodial Semple. Auntie Chi5 was very kind to help us re-script our custom giant lollipop into a long-staff weapon. Sugar Seville from Odyssey Island also made an appearance. There were even members from the 2 groups I belong to and hold most dear to my heart... Gazira Babeli and Man Michinaga were there from Second Front and Miulew Takahe from the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse popped by before setting up the stage downstairs at Virtual Haidplatz for the in-world premiere of my brand new composition, "SLippery SLope". Speaking of upstairs/downstairs, Douglas Story managed to stay awake long enough to visit this side of Haidplatz for our performance....geez, even our curator Spinster Voom was in attendence.

Due to the lag, things got off to a shaky start but thanks to Eno's Oblique Strategies, we realized that "quality" did not really matter as long as we met the curator's deadline so we managed to knock off some master-templates for some lollipops and M&M candies...yum! Time was of the essence and I was simply concerned with filling up the roof-top's space with as much optically appealing objects as possible. I knew my daughter would pull through for me! Yaaaaay! The critics are right of course, all art produced in Second Life is indeed eye-candy...this is the proof in the...er... pudding!

Here is an aerial view taken towards the end of our collaborative performance. This is probably the sweetest ageplay-related residue seen in Second Life so far, wouldn't you agree?

This pic was taken at the conclusion of our performance. Spinster Voom (the curator) is thanking us for making one of our routine collaborations public for all to see...usually we do this kinda stuff (and stuff that is not as tame) exclusively for private, and not public consumption.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

Hey there Fathers and Children,

Happy Father's Day!

It is great to be a proud Father to my adopted SL daughter, Fwwixli Swindlehurst.

Check out our performance together for Spinster Voom's show on June 30th.

Wirxli Flimflam

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

new and improved Fwwixli...

Hey performance art and adoption fans,

My daughter Fwwixli just sent me a wonderful new and improved portrait of her...

I luuuuv the Tamagotchi and Sk8r tagz.... Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!


Monday, May 28, 2007

nOObjectivity - Ageplay Relations - A Family Affair...

Here is a video clip (no audio) recorded by DannyDarko Raymaker.

In this clip, you can see me building my nOObject for my adopted daughter and muse, Fwwixli Swindlehurst.

If you cannot see this embedded video, click here.

In this pic, I am building my first nOObject...It was during this time that I decided that my next one will be dedicated to my daughter, Fwwixli. In the blue majorette suit is the curator, Spinster Voom. The cone on the floor with the humanoid face is actually my RL self. I forgot to sweep that test-nOObject off the floor when I came in earlier in the day to test out the building controls...ooops!

Hey performance art, social sculpture and ageplay fans!

If you are reading this post, you might want to read the context behind the whole exhibition available on my personal blog.

Basically, I made a nOObject and dedicated it to my daughter, Fwwixli.
You will see two nOObjects in this posting but the latter one is the one dedicated to my daughter. That nOObject was SLated to be criticized and modified by Dr. Lisa Dapto. Anyways, Fwwixli took all these snapshots herself so have a look..check 'em out...

In this pic, you can see me forming my design ideas in realtime. I had my trademark purple American Flag motif in mind but could not figure out what it looked like....heheheheh.... The guy in the suit and sporting the goatee is our personal bodyguard, Bear Brooks. I ensured that he kept a close eye on Miss Fwwix.

Hmmm..this cone pattern was rather psychedlic but...I dunno...Too Orientalist? I think I wanted to insert my own personal style into the aesthetic parameters of this sculpture.

Geez, I guess sometimes things need to look worse before they can get better...what a serious nOOb I am when it comes to building, eh? Of course, Fwwixli had to show the world practically all embarrassing the evidence you needed to see...sigh!

Ok this pic is important because the gray cone on top is the critically approved version of my American Flag cone. Dr. Pastichan Yifu purified this nOObject from any overt reference to American flags - purple or otherwise...phew! I almost got too self-absorbed there... The masterpiece below that though is the nOObject dedicated to my daughter...you can even see a headshot of here on the orb...yaaaay! I hope Dr. Dapto can revisit this nOObject sometime next week to modify it to her critical specifications...The title of this nOObject is "A Family Affair - Ageplay Relations".

Here is the final pre-criticized version of my nOObject for all to see...Notice how Dr. Dapto is looking the other way...I hope she was not just being aloof or something...sigh! Actually, I later found out that she was looking at this rainbow vapour thingie and thinking that I made it....Of course THAT was critically perfect.
I am curious now to know what she will actually think of the nOObject behind her...

Friday, April 27, 2007

Planning our 1st exhibition together with Spinster Voom!

Pic taken by Spinster Voom. Here I am with my daughter posing with the curator for the Pages Exhibition, Spinster Voom outside my PR office. As you can see, Fwwix's ageplay antics have caught the curator's undivided attention (and probably suspicion) ;-)

Hey contemporary art and ageplay fans,

Yaaaay! We finally have our first exhibition confirmed! We will be preparing a special performance installation for Spinster Zoom on behalf of the Pages Exhibition. Our performance installation will be projected into the Notice Gallery in London (Deptford, East London) :-) This exhibition should take place sometime in June.

Spinster wanted to interview us first as research for her curatorial development and presentation of our collaborative art-performance-installation-sculpture-whatever ;-)

Here is an excerpt from the interview (Fwwixli was very articulate, I am proud!):

1) How would you describe
your work?

Wirxli Flimflam: I describe my work as conceptual and paternal ;-)

Fwwixli Swindlehurst: controvertial, humorous
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I'm the kid
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: he's my father
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: we hang around in high profile events
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: with bodyguards
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: :-D
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: wirx is an sl celebrity
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I sit on his shoulders when I'm not zooming around on my skateboard , making the bodyguards work for their money

2) Who is your main influence?

Wirxli Flimflam: my daughter and the hyper-liberal tolerance of Lindens and Furries towards the ageplay community
Wirxli Flimflam: that answer is maybe only describing one influence
Wirxli Flimflam: but it related to our
collaboration for your show more directly

Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I'm the sidekick
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: I'm trying to dig my memory for well known side kicks
Wirxli Flimflam: Robin...
Wirxli Flimflam: Tonto
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: no no
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: there was this american tv show about this guy who has a tv talk show
Fwwixli Swindlehurst: his sidekick was bald and had a moustache

3) Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Wirxli Flimflam: other than my daughter?
Wirxli Flimflam: ok
Wirxli Flimflam: another person is Alan Dojoji...I have asked him but no firm reply
Wirxli Flimflam: hopefully, also Fau ferdinand

I hope we did not give her the wrong impression! I think she understands the bigger picture of Ageplay within the ever tolerant context of British Contemporary Art ...phew!

So, I apologize for the delay with blogging this post but I literally just finished an in-world conference panel for Ars Virtua.

I gotta hurry with wrapping up this blog posting because I want to blog that panel on my main personal blog ASAP...There is not really much more to say about last night's occasion except that both Fwwixli and yours truly are looking forward to this upcoming exhibition! So, here quickly are the rest of my text-captioned snapshots from our meeting with Spinster...

Photo by Spinster Voom.This pic taken by Spinster is my personal favourite...It highlights the charming features of Fwwixli's face :-)

Based on what the chat-history says here, I guess Fwwixli was deeply inspired by Dancoyote Antonelli's postering job at the OSMOSA opening.

Spinster seems to be admiring the view from my PR office in this pic. I hope you are admiring Fwwix's spectacular toilet-paper roll! :-)

For this pic, we feature 2 special guests. One is my automated drug-dealer named "iixlii". He is the official fundraiser for Fwwix Aid and one of my revenue sources to ensure that Fwwixli keeps on getting her own bodyguard security detail. Speaking of bodyguards, one of our guards almost tore apart Gumnosophistai Nurmi at Gaz's opening a little awhile ago. I guess he stumbles around alot because he drunkenly invaded my personal space at that opening and caused an altercation with me and my guard. Anyways, Gumno has since become a colleage and co-performer in the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse. He actually was just wondering around Odyssey and stumbled upon us at my PR office..he had no idea I had my own PR Office. Well, I made formal apologies for the body-guard fiasco and formal introductions to Fwwixli and Spinster.... Everything is now ready to go for the exhibition in June...Yaaaay!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

OSMOSA - Quality time with Fwwixli...

Here we are on the 2nd floor in front of Dancoyote Antonelli's large open-source poster. Wow, that is a really good self-promo idea! I also saw his poster plastered on the museum's main wall outside.

Hey performance art, open source and adoption fans!

I had a great time hanging out with Fwwixli at the OSMOSA (Open Source Museum of Open Source Art) opening. I waited with my personal bodyguard in the main lobby while waiting for her to show up. She arrived by the time I wandered up to the first floor of the museum. I thought I would need extra bodyguard backup but it turned out that Fwwixli was very well behaved...phew!

Here are some more snapshots...

This is a pic of Koco Furse's "Avatar in a Cage" performance...I thought it was pretty kewl! It was definitely an endurance piece in the 1970s performance art tradition! In the chat history, you will notice that my Second Front co-member Man Michinaga is referring to someone named "Yael". He is referring to the media artist Yael Kanarek. I think he gave her a tour of SL earlier in the day. It also looks like Second Front has a new official fan... Ofelia Laval might actually visit Man Michinaga in RL to join him in attending the Second Life Community Convention in Chicago...wow!

Awwwe...it is always soooo cute when Fwwix decides to sit on my shoulders! It is funny how much glue is on her customly scripted shoulder pads (which she places on other avatars so she can sit on them)...I mean, I can walk up the stairs and run around she still sticks to me..in fact, even when she falls off, she gradually glides back right into place like some sort of smart-bomb! Wow! Oh, take note of her roll of toilet paper...You would probably rather not know what is for ;-) Also, there is anew avatar whom I just met named Veeyawn Spoonhammer. He brought us up to the roof because he built a giant version of himself on this very same roof!

...and here it is, Veeyawn's giant robot! I zoomed out with my camera but still could not fit the entire robot's torso into my field-of-view...wow! I wonder if was using his Linux operating system while building this leviathan automaton!

So, I knew that my bodyguard's shift was coming to a close so I thought it would be safest if I fled just before 7 PM had rolled around. Just before I split the scene to leave my daughter in the care of Man Michinaga, my friend Lior Humphreys showed up after a 20 minute hiatus. During that hiatus period, I think he made a brand new friend...he introduced me to him - his name is Aaires Aabye...I loved his Brazillian shirt! You will also notice that Ofelia is asking us about Second Front. Anyways, I had to rush off to keep safe and to begin this blog which you are currently reading and now I am done blogging this post finally...yaaaaaay!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Gaz is awsome !!!

I love tornados ,they confuse bodyguards too :)))
I had loads of fun making the work for their money ,trying to keep up with me
Dad kept nagging ,he didn't like me hiding inside the avatar orgy (that's what I call
the stage with pose balls ), Nick was the best body guard though ,she found me even when I was hiding between too walls so I figured there's no point and just ordered her around sitting on her shoulders :)
after dad left I hang around with dad's friend Tran - he was wearing his pajamas
but then changes into some cool black pom pom and wanted us to go steal some stuff for money for drugs .I gave him some and he left ... hope dad didn't pay him for babysitting cause that sucked