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.