LEA announces 4 shows to see out the year

The Linden Endowment of the Arts has announced four 3-month long art shows that will see out 2011 and herald in 2012. The shows will each open in mid-October, and feature a range of themes and some of SL’s top artists.

The Survey of the Hyperformalists

  • Where: LEA1
  • Curated by: DC Spensley (aka DanCoyote)
  • Opening: October 15th, 2011

The Museum of Hyperformalism was founded in 2006 to “Promote the unique genre of metasculptural abstraction in simulated space”. The display at LEA1 will comprise work by Josina Burgess, Oberon Onmura, Ray FX, Sabine Stonebender, Selavy Oh, Suzanne Graves and Velasquez Bonetto.

Sneak peek: the impressive building that will house the Survey of the Hyperformalists 2011 (a work-in-progress at the time this picture was taken)

The Path

  • Where: LEA2
  • Curated by: Bryn Oh
  • Opening: October 14th, 2011

Based on the Surrealists’ exquisite corpse concept, each artist was randomly given a scene to compose. A narrative begins with the first scene, and then progresses scene-by-scene until the eighth scene  – and the conculsion of the narative – is reached. Artists participating in this piece are (in scene order): Bryn Oh, Colin Fizgig, Marcus Inkpen, Desdemona Enfield / Douglas Story, Maya Paris, Claudia222 Jewell, Scottius Polke and Rose Borchovski.

A look across a small part of The Path
FAST ART: Competitive Build Improvisation In The Virtual World
  • Where LEA3
  • Hosted by: Solo Mornington
  • Opening: October 15th, 2011

A series of twice-weekly speed build competitions that will each run until the sim is full. details in full have yet to be announced, but the events will be scheduled to allow artists from all time zones to participate.


  • Where: LEA4
  • Curated by: curated by L1Aura Loire/Lori Landay
  • Opening: October 15th, 2011

One of the great qualities of virtual art is that it can encourage – even demand – interaction on the part of the observer. Interact! encourages participating artists to make art out of interactions between data, objects, actions and people both within and beyond the virtual world.

Installations in this exhibit are by: AM Radio, Glyph Graves, Lorin Tone, Maya Paris, Misprint Thursday, PinkPink Sorbet and Selavy Oh.

A peek at a part of Interact!, also a work-in-progress at the time the picture was taken

There will also be an interactive environment for audience participation, and interactive mixed reality cross-cultural performances by: Butler2 Evelyn / Senses Places. The sim will also include Mesh by Sage Duncan, Machinima Mutoscope Viewers by FreeWee Ling, Twitter Garden by Frans Charming, and the Inner Tube Ride of Your Life by UzzU Artful.

I very much look forward to previewing these shows in full later in the month, and covering each in turn in these pages.