Originally posted on Kristine Schomaker:
I have a new project. Did I tell you??? I recently received a virtual land grant, equal to $1500 USD for 5 months, in the 3D online virtual world of Second Life. In this space, I am going to create a huge conceptual installation called “Binge and Purge” by emptying out and deleting EVERYTHING from my inventory (virtual closet/life). I have been a resident of Second Life for almost 7 years, so there are a lot of memories. Since the virtual space is limited with how much I can set out (rez), I am going to replace objects every 2-3 weeks until I have nothing left. I mean EVERYTHING will be gone. After this 5 month ‘performance’ the only things I will have left are the clothes on Gracie’s back.
Imagine, in your real/physical life, if you got rid of (purged) everything you own; your car, your home, your books, music, computer, phone, furniture, heirlooms, art, valuables, jewelry, photographs, tools, linens, files, bikes and more.The only thing you had left in the world are the clothes, shoes and accessories you were wearing. What would you do?How would you feel?
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